31-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

January 31st, 2552 We know the Frikarwe

Pilot Mechanic Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting

Today is an official fleet celebration day – we now know where we are in relation to good old Mother Earth: We are in an area designated: galaxy MACS0647-JD – some 13.3 billion light-years from home.

I don’t think anyone’s really thought about what this means, not in the long term. For the short term, we know where we are and it is space we know, so we didn’t tear a hole in space/time – or if we did it’s fixed itself. But we are almost as far away as we can be and still be in the same universe.

The truth of the matter is the fact that unless there is a breakthrough in science, we will never see Earth again, and the earth we see is as it was 13.3 billion years ago. Maybe someday, our descendants will meet up with humanity – but any communications we send, all our results are going to remain with us until then.

We are on our own, and they won’t see any sign of life on earth for another 13 billion years. That’s B, not M.

At least we now know we are the Frikarwe.

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