Voids in Space

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)
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-largest-void-in-the-universe-might-not-be-what-we-think-it-is

Are We Living in a Giant Cosmic Void? By Marina Koren (The Atlantic) (June 2017)
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/06/home-sweet-void/529623/

Voids in cosmological simulations over cosmic time
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.08541.pdf

Milky Way moving away from void (Astronomy website) (June 2007)
http://www.astronomy.com/news-observing/news/2007/06/milky%20way%20moving%20away%20from%20void

There’s A Huge Void In Space And We Are Living Inside It, Scientists Say
By Hannah Osborne (Newsweek) (June 2017)
http://www.newsweek.com/milky-way-giant-void-space-universe-expansion-hubble-constant-622122

‘Cosmic void’ theory suggests our Universe is like Swiss cheese and we live in one of its holes by Abigail Beall (June 2017)
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/galaxy-massive-void

 

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!

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About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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