Deep space

full moon

“We have determined the radiant point of the Anguseid meteor shower.”

Dr. Bayer’s announcement was drowned out by the cheers of the other observatory astronomers, save for Ish Echlin, who sat away from the crowd watching a recording of the moment of discovery on continuous loop.

Ish was convinced they were missing something crucial.

With his nose almost touching the monitor screen, moving frame by frame, he finally isolated the unimaginable image.

“Ish!” Bayer clapped him on the shoulder. “Come join us.”

Pulling the young scientist away from his work station, Bayer stopped only long enough to delete the recording.

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is “Radiant”