Images as NH passed Pluto
Carrying Tombaugh’s ashes
Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May
Between the start of 2019 and the time of the flyby, the revelers were treated to Brian May, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen but also an astrophysicist collaborating with the mission’s science team, introducing a music video of a new song, “New Horizons,” which he wrote for the occasion at the request of Dr. Stern.
Dr. May said he was initially reluctant when Dr. Stern asked. “I thought this is going to be hard, because I can’t think of anything that rhymes with Ultima Thule,” he said