Hills Astronomy Group
Poems by Jim Fulcomer
The signals came from outer space, in bits, much
It was New Horizons checking in, appropriately
For New Years brought excitement to the waiting team
Hoping that new data would access the Solar System’s
First impressions only gave a hint of what might be
Was it a Bowling Pin or Garnet Yam, whose shape had
But closing in at lightning speed and improved
two knobby blobs were seen as one, in obvious
Ultima Thule, the distant land, came slowly into
A red snowman was the consensus of the monitoring
Officially, he’s a KBO, 2014MU69.
But he has secrets he will reluctantly divine.
Of the most excited folks, was Brian May, of Queen
Who can rock and roll with Physics and lots of stuff
It took lots of luck and planning to locate this
I hope it all was worth it, if NASA goes in hock.