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Comic #2111

1 Loren: I'm reading strange space-time fluctuations.
2 Ishmael: No, seriously? How the heck do you build something to measure space-time fluctuations with current technology?
3 Loren: Coming from... Earth. The French-Swiss border region...
3 Ishmael: You'd need some sort of...
4 ishmael: <gasp>

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Space-time fluctuations really are a catch-all for "something bad is happening in a science-fictiony way that we don't want to explain to present-day audiences, because obviously we don't have the science for it yet, but trust us, it's pretty dramatic."

2020-10-18 Rerun commentary: One could argue that they way to measure space-time fluctuations is with an instrument such as LIGO.

How you build one of those on a small spacecraft is another question.

I like the overhead shot in panel 3. It really works with the instrument panels... that I couldn't manage to show off in any other way.

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