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Queen’s Brian May Releases New Track for NASA

Not what we expected to start the new year either.

Astrophysicist Brian May, lead guitarist for the band Queen, released a new single called “New Horizons” just after midnight EST (0500 GMT) on New Year’s Day to highlight the flyby, which peaked about 30 minutes later when the NASA spacecraft zoomed within 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) of Ultima Thule.

Ultima lies about 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth and is now the farthest-flung celestial body ever to be visited by a spacecraft.



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