That dark stuff in the photo is dirt. D. I. R. T. It’s not an acronym but the real thing. At first we figured we had landed on one of those frozen moons like Europa out around Saturn but apparently my IPS was not working right. So this morning I went out and low and behold there was this dark stuff poking out of the normally white surface of the planetoid. Tricorder samples showed it to be composed of various inert inorganics and a soup of organics. There were even celluloid based pieces of ancient life buried under the crust. Based on the DNA analysis it does indeed look like Earth!
As a bonus the photo above is in 4D – just cross your eyes to get the right focus while licking your ears and you’ll see the full image and hear the symphony of the magnetic fields in stereo.
Outdoors: 42°F/23°F Sunny, 2″ Snow, Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/60°F
Daily Spark: Judging by the pollution content of the atmosphere, I believe we have arrived at the late twentieth century. -Spock in ‘The Voyage Home’