Brian May’s Rocking New Year

He’s a rocket scientist by day and rock star by night. Astrophysicist Brian May, cofounder and lead guitarist of Queen started the new year with one big bang. May is part of the New Horizons team that had it’s first clear image of Ultima Thule this week. Looking like a celestial snowman, Ultima Thule is a frozen world 1 billion miles beyond Pluto.

Different kind of rocks,” he said. “It’s amazing, and the whole trip with New Horizons is such a privilege for me.” “I didn’t imagine that it could happen,” May said.

May wrote an anthem for New Horizon’s flyby of Ultima Thule as a tribute to a glimpse beyond our solar system.

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