Anita L Worthey
Comets Codes and Consequences
Shana drove out of town to see the comet NeoWise. After days of failed attempts to see it because of cloudy skies or light pollution, she found a two-track, dirt road that went up the hill to a church. The view from the road was perfect to see the comet. Shana parked the car and located the comet on her phone’s star locater app, but the comet wasn’t as clear as she thought it would be. She set her phone down on the roof of the car, and reached for the binoculars on the passenger seat. She was now able to see NeoWise more clearly, until it was no longer visible. Shana climbed into her car with the binoculars. She drove back down the road to the stop sign. Shana darted away from the stop sign, then heard a thud on the car. It didn’t feel like she had hit or run over anything. So, she chose to check out the car the next morning.