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The Space Portal

A discovery in the vicinity of Saturn has been made. A portal was found that allows instant travel to other areas of space where other portals exist. It depends on the angle it is entered from as to where a ship ends up.

Extensive studies into the nature of the Space Portal have been unable to determine if it is 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional. Is it a sphere, or is it a flat disk that orients its face toward the observer?

One thing has been found to be true about every Space Portal found. All of them exist near a gas giant planet that has an extensive ring system, similar to that of Saturn. The portal travels around whatever star the planet exists in with that planet.

Travelers were lost to begin with due to not recording the exit angle in relation to the ringed planet the Space Portal exists near. Just a slight variation in the angle could take the ship elsewhere. This was solved by creating a system of probes and a cartographic computer that can record the angles possible in each star system where a Space Portal is found. This made the loss of ships and crew far less likely. Soon a network had been established between all the known Space Portals, and colony worlds were established. Trade relations with Extra-Solar civilizations were also established.

Unfortunately, some Extra-Solar species proved to be malevolent. This has made the development of space navies necessary, and alliances had to be formed to protect against these species. Thus far, only skirmishes have occurred, but the inevitability of war does exist. It is hoped that by that time a strong defense force will have been built up.

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Album name:Agent0013 / Kythorn ~ The Time of Flowers ~ Deep Space ~ June 2020 ~ ENDED ~
Keywords:SciFi / Space / Saturn / Spaceship / Space / Portal
Filesize:866 KiB
Date added:Jun 13, 2020
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thelufias   [Jun 19, 2020 at 05:09 PM]
Super cool one.....
sidherose   [Jun 17, 2020 at 01:47 PM]
Nicely done, Cleve!
Aelin   [Jun 16, 2020 at 07:04 AM]
Wizzard   [Jun 14, 2020 at 11:37 AM]
Excellent render Cleve, brings the prose to life. I wonder if that's what happened to the transport ship? 8 ) Take a cookie from the jar Cheers
cjn   [Jun 14, 2020 at 07:02 AM]
great SF
oldeekdog   [Jun 14, 2020 at 02:51 AM]
Super entry.
deeleelaw57   [Jun 13, 2020 at 09:18 PM]
A good render and story to go with it, Very well done.

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