Today on Quantum Vibe: Either too large or too close
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First Seen: Mon 2015-02-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2019 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2019 Big Head Press
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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We see the girls from behind, looking up at their monitor. Just to the left of center is a sun, looking quite a bit larger than the sun looks from Chaos. There is a very bright object in the middle-right.
Murphy: The sun looks way too large. Is it bigger, or closer?
Nicole: I, er, didn't build the kind of instrumentation into the probe to detect that.
Murphy's hand points towards the bright object to the right.
Murphy: And what's that? Is it a planet? Jupiter maybe?
Nicole: Hang on – I used an ultra-high-res camera so I can magnify the image a bit ...
The object now appears as a gas-giant type planet – but one unlike any we know. Instead of bands it is covered with swirling storms and has two large moons.
Murphy: That doesn't look like Jupiter.
Nicole: No, the EM emissions are all wrong. And if that's Jupiter, one of those moons is almost as big as Terra.
Two-shot of the girls looking even more puzzled.
Murphy: Definitely not Jupiter. At least not as we know him.
Nicole: We only side-stepped by 200 delta-hamids. How could the Solar System have changed so much?
Murphy: Everything about this is nuts.