Dis­cov­ery

Midwest Times - - OPINION - Peter Crid­dle

A sig­nal beamed back from one of the space tele­scopes told of an ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment.

A probe was mak­ing its way closer. A ques­tion formed. From where it orig­i­nate?

Sci­en­tists aboard the space sta­tion had been alerted.

With the docked space shut­tle de­part­ing, it headed for the mys­tery probe from another world.

The trans­porter closed in on the new ar­rival. One as­tro­naut left the shut­tle and made his way over to the probe.

He ra­dioed back telling the crew about the plaque which he found.

It com­mu­ni­cated the start­ing point and tra­jec­tory it took out of the star sys­tem.

The as­tro­naut also told them that who­ever sent the probe looked like them.

As well, he men­tioned that the third planet from its sun is an ex­o­planet that they have been study­ing.

The lo­ca­tion of the star is in the con­stel­la­tion Cas­siopeia.

The probe was none other than Pi­o­neer 10 from our planet, Earth.

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