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 Disclaimer  Galaxy  The Atlantic
Fig.1. The Alantic fit. Where it all began.
Pretty obvious is it not? .. from the command deck, .. as we make our approach for the home run.
"Whatd'ja reck'n, Princess? Does Africa look like it fits to America?"
< And Wookie goes:- "Oooo, ooo-oo, oo-oo, ooo-oo" >
"What's that mean, Chewie? That we're looking at a big zig-zag hole there, and hang on to your hats 'coz we're going straight through?"
"Look, .. Don't confuse him."
So we're headed home on a clear night, .. and after a year of stravaiging the galaxy it felt like, .. *amazing*, .. except that (#@&!) - just look! (And Wookie goes "Oooo" again.) ('coz he's sussed it already.) (Wookies are like that - handy in a moment of suss, which is why we brought him along.) The Atlantic = a whole ten centimetres wider than it was when we left a year ago! What's going on? What's it going to mean for splash-down? Would Wookie cope? He's ok usually pulling levers and pushing buttons, but he's a bit of a freak on the operators and operands. Would we go up? Down? Or would the ten centimetres (the amount that Plate Tectonics says the Atlantic is widening as fast as a fingernail grows) throw him sideways so we'd miss altogether and be wandering the galaxy for another year?
'Coz it is (widening); Atlantic structure + satellite measurements tell us that the Atlantic region is getting bigger. Not only that, .. there's a rumour going around that it's also getting bigger in the Indian and Southern Oceans as well. And if that's not enough, some people are saying it's getting bigger in the Pacific too,.. twice as fast, .. and (hell), if that's the case then the Earth itself is getting bigger. A whole lot bigger...
".. Unless, .. "
(Well, .. you know the story, .. ) (?)
(To be continued .. )