The musician published it at the moment when the device approached the celestial body at a minimum distance of 3,500 kilometers.
Queen guitarist Brian May wrote the song New Horizons in honor of the end of the NASA probe mission of the same name. On January 1, the device reachedone of the most distant objects in the solar system.
The musician published the song at the moment when the probe flew at the least close distance past the asteroid “End of the World” (Ultima Thule). As May explained , his song is dedicated to the perseverance and curiosity of humanity.
This mission is connected with human curiosity. With the need of people to explore and see what makes the universe move. My song is a hymn to human perseverance.
May has long been known as an astronomy lover. In 2007, he returned to the university and defended his doctoral degree in astrophysics. In addition, the musician still performs as part of the group Queen and wrote such songs as “Who Wants To Live Forever?” And “We Will Rock You”.