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The recent nasa photographs of the very distant object
named Ultima Thule initially showed it as series of large
greyscale pixel blocks.
We are promised more detailed images over time, but I
think it would be great if those detailed images turned
to be that of an object constructed
entirely out of 12
blocks of material in various shades of grey, exactly like
those of the initial images.
Such an object could be constructed using a series
thin rods acting as vectors with the spaces between
in with a uniformly flat fabric. This might be the hardest
aspect to achieve but some internal lighting would
that the results emitted an even tone, defeating the
detection of any surface imperfections.
When complete, Space Pixels Ultimata would be
dispatched into a type of deep space elliptical
that of an infrequent visiting comet) This would ensure
eventual return to the solar system in a very distant
when it has been totally forgotten. At this point it could
be discovered by the new species that has evolved to
replace the now extinct human race, who's version of
photograph the softly blurred object, with the promise
more detailed views to come.
Looks like this when built.
[xenzag, Jan 02 2019]
||So why are we to immortalize this first view as some minecraft-esque artwork ?
||Only if the words "Kilroy Woz Ere" can be printed in 8pt Times
Roman over the entire structure, visible only in ultra-ultra-
high resolution images.
||I actually have a nasa proposal for a block of space
text.... It's a giant exit sign. (I only post a small
sample of ideas here on HB.)
||"WILL THE LAST SENTIENT BEING LEAVING THE SYSTEM PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS" ?
||That presupposes that there are any here already.
||Yes, that would be us, shirley ?