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Clips of the Horizon On January 1, 2019 the New Horizons spacecraft executed a flyby of Kuiper Belt object (KBO), 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule). 1. Ultima Thule: it’s a rock. No good for skipping. Not a Sagan cross placed to get us supposing perhaps Divinity willed the blink of arriving. No, just an oblong ruddy guitar case with swells wobbling its uneventful way down the Kuiper Belt. It’s hidden strings had no chance to strum or melt out notes resonant to the music of those spheres
THE BRIDGE AT TSAVO, 1898 "Descent approaching now," the guide had said perched familiar to the hunching train. Steam obscured valley and track, dead tangles glimpsed forming patterns like pain housed in the far-off smoke where toil channels extension of an awakened skein to bridge two worlds. Hours it has taken to join the work camp, passing walls of thorn in which the animals blink and turn, avoid confronting the mystery (as though war were not raised amongst them) harboring vague monitions surpassant the