Think you've solved the mystery of the professor's disappearance? Well, here's the conclusion, by popular vote!
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Here’s our story so far: An astronomer at a world-class observatory is last seen burning the midnight optics when he suddenly goes missing. A forensic duo equipped with the latest light-based technologies arrives on the scene to investigate. An infrared temperature sensor and room-mapping lasers provide clues, while evidence is bagged and tracked with barcodes. High-speed communication networks powered by fiber optics allow investigators to transmit their findings and obtain additional information as needed. Finally, a forensic holodeck puts it all together and reveals the fate of the professor…