When Jupiter Collided with Neptune
𝑰𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒆 from Clidemy
Imagine from Clidemy is a thought series in which we try providing a peek into what the world can be, if only we are willing to be imaginative.
It takes a superb writer – and possibly a fantastic story – to make you FEEL and RELATE to things in ways that you perhaps never otherwise can or will.
An accidental reading yesterday of HG Wells’ short story 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳 reminded me how great writers had been amazingly prescient to imagine what the world could look and FEEL like under extreme circumstances – in this case, two massive planets Neptune and Jupiter colliding with each other and and the combined giant of a super fiery ball hurtling towards…earth.
What happens next is something you should read from the story, but many of you might find this to be an 𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠.
On a trivial note, this was a fervent reminder to restart my reading of science fiction, which I used to gobble as a kid!
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