Time: 5 minutes
Prompt: Part of a moon was falling
Source: Robert Frost, The Death of a Hired Man
Part of a moon was falling toward the planet. That was a sure thing now. The rest of the moon -- well, it would probably fly off in a rough tangent of its orbital path and, odds were, never have any impact on anything or anyone. The part that was falling though, that was of great concern to the inhabitants of the gas giant's geosynchronous orbital cities. Nobody seemed to agree on what (fi any( consequences this hemisphere that was pursuing a rapidly decaying orbit would have when it eventually succumbed to the planet's gravity and plunged through the increasing densities of gaseous sea that comprised the planet's substance. Would there be a "splash" effect?
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