A neutrino experiment deep in the Antarctic ice first detected “the anomaly.”
When the source was located in Jupiter’s atmosphere, the world’s physicists united.
When it appeared on Mars, nations set aside all other goals for a crash program, launching a fleet of robot probes.
When the anomaly shifted to the moon, humanity redoubled its efforts, and had people in lunar orbit when it faded for the last time.
Zorg was running late for the Centaurus real estate meeting, but paused to chuckle at the baby’s innocent game, and gently took back their missing neutrino pointer before leaving for work.