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The Phantom Zone Part Two.

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

The first satellites.
The initial drive towards the Zone was performed by the German Union, using a well constructed and durable satellite, launched from Earth, and used the slingshot effect of the Moon’s gravitational pull to accelerate itself towards the Zone at a much faster speed that any of the Union’s competitors.

The German satellite “Karl” reached the border areas of the Zone on the 24th of August 1968, making them the first Nation to have reached a truly interstellar object, and as Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger said in his speech to the Volkstag:

“We may not be the first on the Moon, nor the first in space, but we got our first, and that is the important issue here, and unlike our competitors, we do this for science, not glory or prestige.”

The German scientists where shocked when they managed to get the first data down from the satellite, the organic material discovered by Dr. Miriam, was not just organic, it was alive.

The Zone was a biosphere, filled with utterly alien life, the Germans where ecstatic; life somewhere else in the Sun system was an amazing discovery.

The “Karl” hadn’t been equipped to do any actual entry into the Zone, thus getting any samples from the Zone itself was still not a possibility.

The “Karl II” launched a few months later did take this into consideration, and was equipped to handle the alien atmosphere of the Zone, using “Karl” as a relay, it would send raw data back to Earth, for processing, it was also equipped with cameras, as the Germans wanted to show something to the world, other than simple numbers.

The pictures send back where amazing, the Zone’s atmosphere is thick with life, almost like under the sea on Earth, the lack of any meaningful gravity created huge forests of plankton, and odd creatures with shapes beyond anything Earth could ever produce.

The “Karl II” acquired over 700 samples during its operations, which took over two months. The vast amounts of data returned to Mission Command in Frankfurt, took the Germans two years to process, and also created a regular renaissance for the diminishing biological fields.

“Karl II” ceased transmission when it encountered the largest life-form ever seen, a vast creature, shaped vaguely like a whale, swam by the satellite, and struck it head on with it’s head, destroying the satellite utterly.

Still, the transmissions of the event, proved just as valuable as every other piece of data send.

The sheer size of the creature, where later estimated to be in the excess of seven hundred meters, making it truly vast, and quite powerful, as the “Karl II” had been shielded quite well.

That’s all for the initial findings, join us at a later date, as we explorer the Phantom Zone more.


The Phantom Zone.

Monday, August 6th, 2007

A world beyond imagination. .

The Phantom Zone, discovered in 1923 by famous German Physicist Hans Müllabfuhrmann, is a peculiar event, caused by the continued gravitational pull of the sun.

The pull creates a zone of thick organic materials a distance of some 0.2 AU away from Earth, in a tailward direction.

This small Zone of organic materials are home to some of the most exotic life forms in the entire solar system, forming a food chain going from plankton-like and algae plants living off the Sun’s light, to massive multi-cellular creatures feeding on smaller creatures.

When Dr. Müllabfuhrmann originally spotted the Zone, he named it due to the shadowy effect it created, the name is actually confusing, as the Zone is actually a full circular formation around the sun, Dr. Müllabfuhrmann did not have the technology to actually observe that, neither did he realize it was an organic bio-zone.

It wasn’t until the brilliant young Dr. Jody Miriam, in 1965, performed a full spectrophotometric analysis of the light reflected from the Zone, and she discovered, to her great surprise, that the results showed vast amounts of organic materials, oxygen, carbon and water.

This, together with the race for the moon between the Compact and the Roman Imperials, further increased the global interest for space exploration.

While the Compact and the Roman Imperials where occupied with their race to the moon, the rest of the space faring countries turned their attention towards the Zone, and it’s apparent life.

Although Dr. Miriam presented a theory stating that intelligent life was unlikely, due to the apparent lack of solid surfaces, she still pointed out the chance of actual life, perhaps not sentient, but alien and alive.

And as the Zone was reasonably close to Earth, sending satellites and other unmanned vehicles towards it was easier than sending it to any of the planetary bodies, and as the Race for the Moon pretty much covered any scientifically benefits, the Zone became a hotbed for other nations.

That’s all for today, join me tomorrow as we discuss the initial findings in the Phantom Zone.