With the news that ERB, Inc. is back in communication
with explorers in the Omos star system I have been reviewing the astronomical
data provided by Tangor back in 1940.
My conclusion is this unique star system has to be artificial,
Tangor describes the star system as follows:
Around Omos, the sun of this system, revolve
eleven planets, each approximately the size of our Earth. They are spaced
almost exactly equidistant from one another; the path of their orbits being
a million miles from the center of the sun, which is much smaller than
the sun of our own solar system. An atmospheric belt seventy-two hundred
miles in diameter revolves with the planets in the same orbit, thus connecting
the planets by an air lane which offers the suggestion of possible inter-planetary
So, could such a system be natural?
Let's first look at the planets, my concern was
that such an orbit would be unstable with the planets colliding but this
is not so. If the planets are of the same size and equally spaced such
an orbit is stable .
The question remains how did the planets get there? Remember
they have to be the same mass and precisely placed in position. That's
an indication of intelligent intervention.
The biggest indicator however is the interplanetary air
belt. Tangor reported the atmosphere on Poloda is similar to Earth. Tangor
describes it as:
The atmosphere of Poloda rises about one hundred
miles above the planet, and one can fly up to an altitude of about fifteen
miles without needing an oxygen tank.
My expectation is that it continues to decrease after the
15 mile breathable limit but never reaches the near vacuum of Earth upper
regions instead it merges into the interplanetary atmosphere. The problem
is the air belt can not exist, the solar wind would blow it away. The only
way I can conceive it to exist is if there was some form of containment.
Some transparent torus tube or perhaps a force field. In either case
an intelligent construct.
But why would the Builders construct such a structure?
The clue resides in the small star.
Do note the planets are only one million miles from the
star so the star has to be much smaller, probably a red dwarf. Such
stars have the great advantage of being very long lived, lasting trillions
of years. If you wanted to preserve your civilization for a very long time
moving it to a red dwarf would be beneficial.
Red dwarf stars have the problem of giving off the occasional
very powerful flare. The interplanetary atmosphere and the containment
barrier would help protect planetary life. Readers may object to
the star being a red dwarf as no mention was made of any reddish color
in the Poladaian sun. However it is a misconception that a red dwarf star
would appear red to the human eye , we would only see the visible white
light. I recommend watching Isaac Arthurís video:
Colonizing Red Dwarfs
Before I conclude this article some comment on travelling
through the air belt. Since the air is thin a pressurized aircraft is required
but the gravity would decrease the further away it flew from the planet.
Most of the flight would be done in zero gravity, Could there be some sort
of life in the air belt? Perhaps water and matter thrown up by volcanic
activity would collect together forming little islands with unique life
After passing the half way point the aircraft would be
caught by the target planet's gravity and would be falling rather than
flying to the planet.
Hopefully Victory Harben's Gridley Wave reports will be
able to clear up the matter.