06/23/21 – Planet Collision Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 23, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/06/2021-06-23-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Objects in the rear-view mirror may be smaller than they appear. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/21/21 – Issued Warning 06/25/21 – Waiting for the Call 20 Comments Nova June 23, 2021 at 12:19 am 2 years ago You’re gonna incur the wrath of the IAU in determining whether that’s a planet, dwarf planet, or asteroid Matt June 23, 2021 at 12:34 am 2 years ago One mouse, and you missed the opportunity to double down on a joke and have the noise be ‘boink’ Efogoto June 23, 2021 at 2:15 am 2 years ago I have the mouse count as: 0-2-0-0-0-1 Peter Ware June 24, 2021 at 5:48 pm 2 years ago Where’s the second mouse in panel 2? Efogoto June 24, 2021 at 6:14 pm 2 years ago One at the foot of the stanchion, one behind the food synth. Erhannis June 23, 2021 at 12:38 am 2 years ago “That’s good question” -> “That’s a good question” Coyoty June 23, 2021 at 12:39 am 2 years ago The discoverers decided to call it a planet and name it as a joke on anyone who would come across it and think they can’t see it because it’s very far away and coming very fast, like Sir Lancelot running toward Swamp Castle. someone June 23, 2021 at 2:50 am 2 years ago If that’s a planet, then Pluto has got to be one again! Anyway I hope the ship didn’t crash on a rose under a cloche. Rikard June 23, 2021 at 3:26 am 2 years ago Maybe it shrinks on approach? Garth Hill June 23, 2021 at 6:15 am 2 years ago maybe it’s not a planet or asteroid but instead a mycelium-based space couch for tired intergalactic ships? Owen Smith June 23, 2021 at 9:53 am 2 years ago It’s spherical, which shows either a) extreme fluke, b) it’s artificial, c) it’s extremely dense so has enough mass to become spherical naturally by gravity. Pete Rogan June 23, 2021 at 11:43 am 2 years ago Seems to be a free planet, unbounded by any star, cold as absolute zero and utterly alone in the universe. Except that it seems to have already been mapped and named, if not properly defined as to size in the database. Oddly enough, my role-playing group, the Thursday Night Traveller and General Weirdness Society, has as its logo a ship crashed into an asteroid not that much bigger than it. Out of the collision is a word balloon: “damn!” It’s deliberately ambiguous whether that word comes from the ship or the asteroid. I have to wonder what Boukinar is thinking about the collision right now. Font Lady June 23, 2021 at 1:34 pm 2 years ago My mind just went off on a tangent picturing a whole series of tiny objects such as Boukinar. The first would be named A planet. The next would be Be Planet followed by See? Planet. Ok, I’ll go sit back down in the corner again. Efogoto June 23, 2021 at 6:42 pm 2 years ago I bet See Planet is detectable by Eye Planet, but that neither is as wondrous as Gee! Planet. Efogoto June 24, 2021 at 12:07 pm 2 years ago Why Planet remains unexplored. Nobody knows Why. DSL June 23, 2021 at 5:52 pm 2 years ago Perhaps the GOBAU has a different classification system than does the IAU here on Earth. In either event, I highly doubt Boukinar or Pluto care, or even know, whether they’re classed as planet, or that they’re called (by others) Boukinar or Pluto. Muzhik June 23, 2021 at 8:31 pm 2 years ago For a while, I thought you were naming the planetoid after the “Baikonur Cosmodrome” in Russia. Coyoty June 24, 2021 at 2:38 am 2 years ago Maybe Dimitri did. Havlock June 24, 2021 at 6:26 am 2 years ago Where’s Ruddock? TB June 24, 2021 at 8:29 pm 2 years ago “There’s a small prince person at the airlock waving lawsuit papers.” Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.