*By the end of the 27th century we had depleted the resources of all the planets in our solar system, juust as Hari had predicted.
Exploration of space beyond ours was ongoing and by the 28th century although we had reached beyond Alpha Centuri, and discovered a vast number of habitable worlds, the logistics of getting resources back to Earth in a reasonable time frame was non-existant.
And of course we had the star-portals, but could only move people and small goods between worlds.
Then in 2548 the team of Mareka-Jackson working with scientists of other races brought into existence the Super-Portal, built in space between Earth and Mercury, it could generate a degree of energy large enough to “port” a fleet of ships to far Andromeda and beyond.
With the Portals the vastness of the cosmos was ours to explore, and by 2931 we were able to “port” directly into a planets atmosphere.
This image is the view of the ancient world of Tranak Tor.
This after yet another “Seldon Crisis”.
Inspired by the Asimovs “Foundation” series.
Yet another “sculptured fractals” creation.