Will Rosetta’s Philae Comet Lander Battery Die?

November 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm (Humour, News, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Will Rosetta’s Philae Comet Lander Battery Die?

Renfield R. Renfield had just heard on the BBC Radio’s World News Report that the battery on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae robotic comet lander might not last as long as the space agency had hoped.

So Renfield decided to go down to the Set Enterprises laboratory and ask Michelangelo the genetically created psychic lobster if he could pick up any TV transmissions from the future on what would be the final photographic image of the comet sent back from the Philae robotic comet lander to the European Space Agency before the battery on the lander finally died.

Amadeus Emanon decided to join Renfield in this endeavour.

Once down at the lab, Renfield carefully hooked up Michelangelo’s lobster antennae to wires running to the computer.

He then typed on the computer keyboard the information he required Michelangelo to seek out.

Michelangelo’s eyes then turned red, blue and green in succession as his psychic antennae tried to pick up the relevant TV transmission from the future.

“Funny, his eyes go through the same effects when he’s been drinking heavily,” Renfield noted.

Suddenly Michelangelo’s eyes turned sapphire and then turquoise as he received the relevant transmission.

“Eureka!” Renfield shouted.

“I hope that’s not the name of a new shooter drink,” said Amadeus who was starting to get concerned about Michelangelo’s eye colour.

“The transmission is showing up on the computer screen now,” Renfield ejaculated before wiping himself and the screen.

The images showed a slow fading away of the comet’s surface as the audio played the “bleep… bleeep… bleeeeppppp…” sound of the battery slowly dying.

Before the battery died completely, the last photographic video image transmitted was of a pink bunny wearing dark sunglasses and beating a drum and moving along the comet’s surface as an announcer style voice said, “Energizer… it just keeps going… and going…”

To be continued.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Thursday November 13th
2014.

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