digitally manipulated photograph & digital drawing by Mick Mather
TANAK, The Star Cradle - The eccentric orbit of Tanak brings it closer than any of the other Outer Dust Ring planets to that area of space where stars are born. The recent discovery of a rogue planet and its companion, as they transit a forming star, is making Tanak a scientific and tourist destination. Teams of experts have been assembled by the Ministry of Science and Future Technology with the express purpose of studying a phenomena of symbiosis never before seen. As this rogue planet and her moon come into close proximity of the new star - dubbed Egg, Egbert and RM214 respectively by the study group - it is becoming apparent the magnetic fields of each orb and the infant star are affecting each other. All current indications point to the unusual occurrence where Egg and Egbert will merge with the ionized plasma to create the star's core. This raises many questions and many new theories - will the moon continue to orbit within the star and what effects would that have on the core layers, the surface and the corona. Why not plan your visit to Tanak today and be part of this amazing conversation of discovery!