This is an exciting story of how the American people built the most sophisticated starship in order to leave Earth, which is facing gradual destruction, and their fantastic voyage to the other end of the Universe, and their adventures along the way. The plot and subplots depict science, science fiction, action, advanced medicine, romance, and legal ramifications
In the scientific community, it has been known for many years that the
Earth will be destroyed in the distant future when our sun would go
supernova. Long before that time, many changes will have affected the
Earth, will cause considerable damage, and render life difficult or
nearly impossible as we know it. In approximately 100 to 150 million
years from now, the continents will move closer and then collide with
each other and this will cause considerable damage and loss of life as
we know it. In about 1.1 billion years, the temperature of the sun will
increase by 10% which will have a devastating effect on earth and all
water will begin to evaporate. By 1.3 billion years, the temperature of
the sun will increase by 30% and there will be no water left on Earth
and a severe greenhouse effect will take place. This is analogous to
what happened on Venus but the temperatures will rise even higher on
Earth. Scientists estimated that the temperatures may reach 3600 degrees
Fahrenheit, enough to melt rock on the surface of the Earth. The fate of
the Earth is summarized by the famous physicist Stephen Hawkin who said:
“It's time to free ourselves from Mother Earth. I believe that the
long-term future of the human race must be in space," Hawking tells Big
Think. "It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in
the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The
human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet.
Let's hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the
Considering the fate of future Earth, it has been a long-standing
position of virtually all the deciding authorities, such as NASA, the
government, and private space exploration groups, to gather as much
information as possible to eventually choose another planet to relocate
to. Consequently, many resources have been allocated to provide for the
necessary acquisition of materials, ships and diagnostic equipment; to
support deep space exploration, to compile the enormous data to be
acquired; and to make an intelligent decision of where to go. The task
to accomplish is gigantic. Thus, it will require all the resources of
the USA, and where possible in collaboration with friendly countries
like England, France, Canada, but not Russia. The time-frame needed to
accomplish this goal is not measured in years, but in generations; and
many of them, because the Universe is bigger than anyone has ever
imagined, and is growing at a differential rate depending upon what part
of the galaxy is looked at.
The technology to discover rocky planets was established many years ago
in the early 2000s and a planet very similar to Earth was discovered in
our galaxy, The Milky Way, in the year 2013, called Kepler 452b at 1,400
light years from Earth. It was also nicknamed Earth 2.0. It was debated
for years that we should relocate somewhere in the Milky Way with over a
million stars, and thousands of rocky planets which could sustain human
life, but after the scientific community convinced all the authorities
that the Milky Way would collide with our closest galaxy Andromeda, it
was voted down.
As a result, a need to look further away was established but it would
take more time and resources to find a suitable planet. After many more
years of research and debate it was finally decided that we should find
a young galaxy, wherever it may be located, and then we could start our
civilization over again. This should therefore be on a young planet in a
young solar system, and then there would be concern about anything like
what we have been facing on Earth for many billions of years.
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Paul Henry Wand, M.D.
Paul Henry Wand, MD, clinical neurologist and researcher, has been an avid science fiction fan since Star Trek the original series came out in the latter 1966. He has been in private practice since 1982 in South Florida. One night while watching an episode of the Flash, he reflected about one episode,and developed the idea of writing his first book about science fiction. Once it started, the rest of the content just poured out until it reached a cliffhanging conclusion. At first it was fun to write and create new material and chapters, but then he realized that it should be published. The book is unique since it is based upon real science, contains real medical facts and science, as well as fictional characters, devices, and concepts. One editor who reviewed the book described it as a "Factual Science Fiction", in a niche of it's own. A sequel is planned and started, as a natural sequential follow up to the first volume.
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