Sunday November 15, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


NARRATOR: Space is huge.

That statement should be glaringly obvious, since "space" is where the universe keeps pretty much everything.

IAFA: *over comm* TZ is clear, and our TAD is up.

NARRATOR: This raises an interesting question: what sorts of things does the universe store outside of space?

CDRE TAGON: *over comm* Take us in, Iafa.

IAFA: We're in.

CDRE TAGON: Cindercone, go.

NARRATOR: Of course, that question raises a host of others, like "What is the universe," "Why does it need to keep anything," and "Isn't anthropomorphization of the universe going to cause problems?"

NARRATOR: But space? Space is huge.

THURL: Whoa. Cindy brought us in right on top of that fragment.

NARRATOR: Anything you can actually see must be very close, very bright, or very large.

KEVYN: That's BCC-011. It's three-and-a-half light minutes away.

THURL: Then it's got to be... wow.

There's enough fancy foil there to wrap up all of Sol's gas giants as leftovers.

KEVYN: I don't think there's enough space in the fridge.