We'll put the missile bases at these lagrange points.
But points 1,2, and 3 are unstable.
All the more reason for the United Nations to fear us.
Whoa! The engineers are holding a peace rally.
But what about sustainability?
Yikes! What an esoteric topic. I have read about lagrange points for many years, and always noted the sorta “peace sign” (Ban the Bomb) configuration, but never thought to see this in a comic strip for the general public.. I can’t pretend to understand the math. The Trojan asteroids are at a lagrange point, and are relatively more familiar. However, the Earth-Moon system certainly has a smaller equivalent. Didn’t an Apollo mission go through a lagrange point and have its outside window pocked by minuscule particles of dust?.Does this strip appear in university towns? It seems to have philosophical and scientific topics quite often. “9 Chickweed Lane” has topics relating to music and dance, and I can’t think that, without its interesting artistic style, it would have a wide audience, either..As always, “My opinion is not necessarily the correct one.”
Back when comics were printed on paper the cost of distribution made it almost impossible to find material directed at niche markets (like science and math humor). You might find an occasional reference in Foxtrot or Frank and Ernest but mostly you had to hunt for trade journals and college papers. Today, with tens of thousands of comics on the web and minimal distribution costs there are quite a few comics that focus on science and/or math. Some of the humor gets pretty esoteric… I don’t get much of Brown Sharpie’s math humor, for example and XKCD so often confuses people that there’s a website devoted to explaining the latest comic.
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