Hell weights for us after the summer the long-haired band drug in

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WORD IN THE HAND: COMET

Hell weights for us after the summer the long-haired band drug in

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Has anyone noticed the alien visiting our universe? Comet Borisov, named after the amateur astronomer who first noted its invading presence in August, has been inching through our night skies and will, according to those who know, be at its closest to Earth on about December 28.

It seems comrade comet Borisov means us no harm and there are no predictions of a collision. Scientists are jumping up and down not from fear but in excitement, because of the similarities between this comet, which comes from another solar system, and comets raised in our own stratosphere.

It suggests that there might be galaxies similar to ours. And if their comets bear such a close resemblance to our comets, hell, maybe their people are like ours too. Maybe they all get along and share their planet peaceably, just like we do. Think on these things when you’re getting a crick in your neck staring up at the sky on summer nights...

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