Asteroid 2000 EM26 – Live Broadcast

It’s February already and time for another Near Earth Asteroid flyby. We had asteroid 2012 DA14 fly by last year between the earth and the moon’s orbit. In an odd coincidence, fragments from another, unrelated meter hit the Earth on the same day, and its air-burst shockwave caused property damage in Chelyabinsk, Russia. See a previous post for more details: Meteor Explodes over the Ural Mountains in Russia. This year’s February … Continue reading Asteroid 2000 EM26 – Live Broadcast

A Taste of Earth: Scene 10

This is the tenth and final scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story. I hope you have enjoyed it, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Lab 14, Edwards Air Force Base, California “Will you comply?” Brigadier General Jensen shouted in a command voice that would make a drill sergeant flinch. “Yes,” Hachiman answered. As the general issued instructions … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 10

A Taste of Earth: Scene 9

This is the ninth scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Lab 14, Edwards Air Force Base, California Dipesh felt a little relief drain out of him as … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 9

A Taste of Earth: Scene 8

This is the eighth scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Lab 14, Edwards Air Force Base, California     “The passive scans have revealed no new data,” General … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 8

A Taste of Earth: Scene 7

This is the seventh scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Lab 14, Edwards Air Force Base, California After two hours without learning any more about the probe, … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 7

A Taste of Earth: Scene 6

This is the sixth scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Lab 14, Edwards Air Force Base, California Dipesh held a cup of coffee, feeling the stress of … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 6

A Taste of Earth: Scene 5

This is the fifth scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Santa Monica Beach, California, USA The biosphere-altering probe observed the indigenous life forms with indifference. It concentrated … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 5

A Taste of Earth: Scene 4

This is the fourth scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Santa Monica Beach, California, USA “Alright,” John said. “Somebody’s playing games. Someone in that crowd has a … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 4

A Taste of Earth: Scene 3

This is the third scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Santa Monica Beach, California, USA Heavy traffic and barely controlled mayhem greeted Dipesh and John three miles … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 3

A Taste of Earth: Scene 2

This is the second scene from A Taste of Earth, a science fiction short story in ten scenes. I will post the entire story one scene at a time each Friday. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Earth, and I would love to hear from you. _________________________________ Research Ship James Cook II, Atlantic Ocean, 240 km east of Cape Cod Seven years ago, Oceanographer … Continue reading A Taste of Earth: Scene 2