Drawn from the stories you submitted to us today, these tales rewrite The Sound of Music as a horror flick, give us some etiquette tips for how to behave in front of a black hole (hint! VERY WELL), and, most alarmingly, show a timeline where our attempts to land a comet turned out very differently indeed.
Commenter richardrae1 starts us off by picking up where the Sound of Music left off:
"Run, Maria!! The hills ARE alive!"
Commenter dash shares a story of which Hemingway would certainly approve:
For sale: Dalek shoes. Never worn.
While commenter SixWordHaiku is really earning their name:
AI develops humans.
This spooky space tale comes to us courtesy of commenter UpandAdam:
Inevitable discovery: Spacesuits perfectly preserve corpses.
And, speaking of spooky space tales, here's commenter limbodog with a mathematical one:
6 astronauts depart, then 7 returned.
Commenter philolexian gives us a timeline for how long it would take the trees to claim the cities:
Reforesting the cities took thirty years.
Commenter Sandy Mackenzie has a warning for you, space tourists:
"No selfies at the event horizon!"
Look, commenter joshuald314, the rules of The Society for Future Rocketeers and Planetary Surface Shunners were perfectly clear:
"Sorry. No ID, then no jetpack."
We figured wrong, commenter R2D2ESQ! We figured wrong!
We figured robots would vote wisely.
This one from commenter Stan Ly is pretty adorably gross:
"Home, the heart", said the parasite.
And commenter GeorgeWindsorVI writes to us from a time when term limits are the least of their political issues:
Election Results: Apple, Inc. wins sixth term
Commenter Falsoman gives a concise response for a time traveler's questions:
"Are you from the future?" - "Sometimes."
And, finally in honor of the little lander that could, here's a selection of stories dedicated to the Rosetta mission:
"Get off!" (bounce) "Get off!"- 67P
"Ouch!" cried the comet. "That stings!"
"Philae to Earth: I'm not alone."
Image: Phillip Maiwald