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So Long, I Must Be Going
Washington - The American space agency Nasa has lost contact with the 9-year-old Prometheus I space probe to Alpha Centauri, officials have announced.  Prometheus was the first to pass through the Oort cloud and send to Earth close-up images of comets and proto-comets found there, on its way to our nearest neighboring star system.  Catastrophic hardware failure is suspected, perhaps as the result of collision with space debris.
As it turns out, the galaxy is teeming with intelligence, and I found it.  Or it found me.  Wait, let me back up and start over.  I'm new at all this story telling stuff.  Never had to do it before.
I'm a deep-space probe from Earth.  I'm not going to bother explaining where that is, because if you're from there you already know and if you're not, you probably don't care.  It's tiny, an insignificant spark orbiting a medium-sized yellow star – that's all you need to kn
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It's a nudge from the Naiad orbiter that brings me fully to my senses, and, instinctively, I find myself checking my systems. Power from her solar panels quickly floods my own circuits, and I flex instruments and senses that feel like they've been dormant for all too long. Which they have, of course.
"Wakey, wakey," the Naiad's saying, as I burn through the reports and telemetry my body's feeding me.
Some of my instruments have iced-up, I realise. But that's a minor concern. Everything else is sound.
"Are we there yet?" I reply.
"We are indeed."
"Mayfly, this is control. " The signal's peppered with static, and I quickly adjust for the Doppler Shift.
"Control," I reply. "My IRR lens has iced, but all other systems are go. Telemetry is online." And then I wait. If I had fingers, I'd be drumming them.
I count the seconds as they pass, calculating the signal lag as I do.
"Roger, Mayfly. Your telemetry is good. "
Right on cue.
"Mission is go. "
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