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The horrifying truth was sinking in. You could visit other worlds… but only for a limited amount of time!
He felt he should have known this. The building blocks of matter after all, were not of solid stuff at all, but rather sub-etheric strings resonating on specific wave-lengths. Earth and all its life-forms were attuned to what they called the Schumann Resonance: 78.3 Hz. It was the “The Heartbeat of the Planet.” It controlled everything from brain activity to DNA. It was not something you could toss aside, the way you would a coat! The frequency did not surround you. You were not just listening to the music, you were made of it! But every other planet in the Cosmos had its own unique and different resonance. And now, this place was altering their very nature: absorbing them into its bio-matrix much the way a healthy body would assimilate a foreign virus or barring that, eradicate it. Had they left in time.. had they spent a month or maybe two… had they journeyed homeward prior to the onset of the transmutation…. ! Too late now! The planet had them in its thrall.
“Have another drink and put the gun down, Jake,” she said. “Reptilian is cool. And hey. At least we finally know what happened to the colonists from Expedition One!”
We may find that colonizing other planets isn’t quite as simple or straight-forward as we ’d like to think!