Sunday November 26, 2006
Narrator:Kevyn accidentally started a fire. He is now both too unconscious and too low-to-the-ground to fully appreciate it.
Narrator:The plume of smoke is over five kilometers high, and casts its shadow over 900 square kilometers of landscape.
Narrator:It is visible to Kevyn's companions; whose march has taken them over a hundred kilometers away.
Schlock:Smoke. That can't be good.
Pronto:You know what I learned in my Space-Scout Fire-Starting Badge?
Pronto:Where there's smoke, there's something making smoke. Not necessarily fire, though.
Narrator:It is also visible from orbit. . .
Narrator:With good enough sensors, it is visible from several light-minutes away.
Narrator:From 25,000 light-years away, however, it is a little difficult to resolve in any detail.
Captain Tagon:Any news?
Ennesby:Nothing. They might as well be on the other side of the Galaxy.
Narrator:(For starters, you have to wait for light to travel 25,000 years.)