The two asteroids were on a path to destiny and neither knew it. Neither had charted courses this far any static observation point. They and their paths were completely unknown.

At 2300 Earth Zulu time on July 30, 2096 they met their destiny; colliding with an impact equal to 20 of the largest atomic bombs ever built. The smaller was completely shattered and the larger split into 4 roughly equal fragments with radically new trajectories.

The debris from the smaller went hurtling off into space like deflected buckshot from a 12 gauge shotgun. Most of would harmlessly rain down on planets and other asteroids.

The larger mass of debris had a new destiny. It would soon encounter Earth's Starship Galaxy.

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