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In a truly historic moment for science — and for the American space program — NASA spacecraft New Horizons has successfully flown by Pluto on a journey that began over nine years ago. And it’s sent back some photos.

Watch the elation of scientists as the probe continues its mission to the furthest reaches of our solar system, and appreciate this unprecedented look at a far-off world — and let the arguments rage on over whether it should be officially considered a “planet” or not.

Video via The Associated Press.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Participants hold placards as they mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washington D.C. on January 17, 2022

Washington (AFP) - Members of Martin Luther King Jr's family joined marchers Monday in Washington urging Congress to pass voting rights reform as the United States marked the holiday commemorating the slain civil rights leader.

King's son Martin Luther King III spoke at the march, warning that many states "have passed laws that make it harder to vote" more than half a century after the activism of his father.

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