“Gone? How can it be gone?!” barked the frantic lab supervisor to his subordinate.
“It burned up, sir,” gulped the terrified lab assistant.
“But that star is a twin to our own sun! We’ve known for generations that its lifespan is within a century of ours, that’s why we keep it under observation. It can’t be gone!”
Once verified, the news that the planet’s sun could be dying changed everything. All over the world, wars ceased as governments worked together toward one goal—interstellar space travel. Within fifty years, the population began colonizing uninhabited planets in other solar systems.