Few noticed as the facilities were constructed in Apia, Balikpapan, Fortaleza, and Libreville.
The public was informed of the circumstances afterward: unanticipated changes in rotation and related tidal forces had set our planet and the Moon on a collision course.
The Moon loomed larger in the sky with each passing night. As the apocalypse approached, society collapsed. Jousts for pleasure and power damned even the most confident and secure countries.
“Our work is done,” the director finally said. The massive projector in Apia shut down first. The others followed.
The Moon appeared normal again. A new people emerged from the rubble.