100 Words #16

Entry number 16 in my 100 Words for 100 Days series of scenes. Inspired by the flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons probe, July 2015.

In the vast cold darkness of space, a tiny probe speeds to its destination. Moving at thirty thousand miles per hour, the little messenger from Earth travels faster than any machine built before.

The probe readies itself for its first goal. Cameras train their mechanical eyes at Pluto, just eight thousand miles away. Pictures of the dwarf planet are recorded, stored and sent back home at the speed of light.

Task complete, the silver soul from a curious world has more to do. It flies beyond Pluto, racing silently through the void, seeking the unknown beauty hidden in perpetual night.

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