244-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

August 31st, 2552 – Sunset Explorations
Pilot/Mechanic/Jump-Gate Navigator/Tequila explorer Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

We kept a perimeter and patrol around the planet while the rest of the exploration team went planetside. If I thought the planet looked gorgeous from space it was even better from within the planet’s atmosphere.

It wasn’t a steady low light kind of situation like I first imagined, it was just that there was always a sun on the edge of the horizon. And even as one sun set, another rose, but only just before the planet’s rotation took it too to sunset. I’m not sure of the physics or astrophysics involved, all I can tell you is to film the sunrise were you are, get about half an hour to an hour’s footage, then film the sunset, again for half an hour to an hour, and then play those two tapes on an infinite loop.

Needless to say, those plants requiring shade/little to no sunlight should thrive here, but for plants requiring direct sunlight— there might be a spot on the planet that isn’t in twilight, but I haven’t seen it from space.

We gathered samples and got readings and then rotated off-planet, pairing up with our military escort to watch the perimeter. G-man complained about the plan since he had to stay on watch while we got to rotate in and out.

I reminded him about the exploding bugs, he said ‘at least you found something interesting…’ I scoffed and answered, “That could kill you…”

He decided that boring was probably the better part of valor— until we had another point from the well open up— this time nothing emerged, at least nothing we could see.

Dinner was grilled cheese.

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