So the waiting is finally over. Well, it is, sort of.

We have out first images of Pluto, and they are mind blowing. What an amazing achievement to get a spacecraft in the right place to take such amazing photographs. They answer lots of questions, and pose many, many more. There are lots of people across the globe that will spend their lives working on the data that New Horizons will deliver.

And certainly the waiting for the first photographs is over. But the waiting for the full data set has just begun. It will take a full 16 months for all the data to get back.