When working on a sci-fi book, travel between galaxies or le-gasp even universes is almost a give me. While the actual mechanics may not work or even be possible in reality, that does not stop the what if fun of sci-fi….
So what if we could travel to another galaxy what would we see, find, discover those ideas are what drives a story. Would “people”, i.e. the indigenous populations, be similar or completely different from anything we can comprehend at the present?
According to recent information, our little Milky Way Galaxy may be in a void. What would it be like if we were closer to other galaxies, would there be inter-galactic travel? Could we be just one of many planets looking outwards? What could we learn from other worlds?
What are in the voids? Nothing? Something? Unknown quantum?
So many questions and so many possibilities… so write away the only limits are the parameters of your imagination.
Some fun articles to read:
Astronomers Say The Largest Void in The Universe Could Reveal Alternate Realities by Peter Dockrill (Science Alert website) (April 2017)
Are We Living in a Giant Cosmic Void? By Marina Koren (The Atlantic) (June 2017)
Voids in cosmological simulations over cosmic time
Milky Way moving away from void (Astronomy website) (June 2007)
There’s A Huge Void In Space And We Are Living Inside It, Scientists Say
By Hannah Osborne (Newsweek) (June 2017)
‘Cosmic void’ theory suggests our Universe is like Swiss cheese and we live in one of its holes by Abigail Beall (June 2017)
The Boötes Void Is The Emptiest Place In The Universe
We Found the Largest Void in the Universe, And We’re Smack in the Middle
Another Universe May Have Bumped Into Ours and We Might Have Proof
SUPERVOID: The Giant Nothing – A Rip In The Fabric Of Space
What Causes Massive Super-Voids in Space?
Supervoids vs Colliding Universes!