Like most of the scientific world, I am eagerly awaiting the Pluto encounter by New Horizons very soon.
I also realised that it has been a while since I have posted any of my music on here, or on SoundCloud. So, the other weekend, I just sat down and composed a short piece which evoked for me the mystery and loneliness that New Horizons must have felt during it's long 9 year journey.
It is very rough, and I didn't have time to clean up a lot of mistakes and timing errors, but I thought I would just upload it in rough form. It is hopefully as imperfect as the signals coming back from the end of our solar system.
EDIT: I stand corrected - the images coming back from New Horizon are FAR from imperfect. Kudos to the NASA team on an epic achievement.
These long term space explorations remind me of an old proverb - "Good things happen when men plant trees under whose shade they will never sit".