Dalek Saturn Probe (short story)

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Dalek Saturn Probe was the first prose story original to The Dalek Outer Space Book, a Dalek annual of the 1960s.

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When humans land on Titan, a moon of Saturn, they discover a strange metal scroll in a crater. According to it, an advanced Dalek colony existed on Titan "long ago". However, the Daleks made the mistake of attempting to drill down to the core of Saturn through its layers of gas, triggering an explosion. There the record ends. Scientists speculate that the explosion triggered by the Daleks' mining may have create the "famous" Rings of Saturn, and a painting of the Dalek colony is reconstructed based on the information written on the scrolls.

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  • Ironically, in the real world, methane is an important component of Titan's atmosphere, to a degree of about 5 percent. It would thus be counterfactual to suggest that there could be an adverse reactin "between" the Titanian atmosphere and methane. This is an example of divergences between the DWU and the real world.

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