This is the story that we wrote for the discovery portion of the
Lewis and Clark went looking for the Northwest Passage but found
that it wasn't there. This is kind of what we wanted to do with
the Oort Cloud.
By: Samantha E. Foster
Team Plomet Author
The rest of the team was on a weekend break. They were out floating
around in space. I had to stay behind to look after the ship.
Tomorrow Cadence would take over for me for a while so I could
get a chance
get a break.
That was really nice of her, since she had been an enemy with
me from the beginning. I tried to be friends with her but she wouldn’t have anything to do with
a Christian. She’s very into evolution. That’s the only reason why
she wants to go to space, to prove the Oort Cloud theory. Which is almost the
same reason I want to go to space as well, but I want to disprove the Oort Cloud
In theory, comets are only supposed to live to be a few thousand years old. Again,
in theory, the universe is supposed to be 4.8 billion years old. So if comets
to be a few thousand years old and the universe is WAY older than that there
be no more comets right? Wrong. Scientists suggest that there is this cloud out
deep space called the Oort Cloud. This cloud is supposed to spit out new comets
every so often.
Instead, if thinking that there’s something way out in deep space that
nobody has ever seen spitting out new comets for us at just the right times,
it make more sense to think that
the universe is less than 10,000 years old and
that’s why comets are still alive? I thought so.
One day Cadence came up to me and asked, "So you don’t believe in
"Right. Why do you ask?”
"Well, I was just wondering what your stance was on the Oort Cloud Theory.”
"That thing doesn’t exist. If it did, that would mean the universe
billion years old, which it isn’t.”
"Don’t you believe in the Big Bang Theory?”
"Kind of… God said ‘let there be’ and BANG! there was.” Cadence
scowled at me as I continued, "Why can’t we just believe that
God created the universe and everything in it?”
"Because there is no God. He’s just a fictitious character in a
book. Somebody just made him up because he felt the need to have somebody
him and tell him what to do.”
"That’s not true.”
"Ya-huh, it is.”
"Na-uh” I was messing with her mind now.
George walked by noticing our intelligent theological argument and stepped
in, sarcasm dripping from his voice, "My, you two sound real smart.
I can see why the Astro Corp picked you guys to take care of the ship.” I
realized how stupid we must’ve sounded and burst out laughing. Cadence
just glared at me and stomped away, fuming.
It was Jason, the captain’s son. I turned to
look at him, "What’s
"Well, I've been looking for the Oort Cloud, you know, that thing
that Cadence wants to find so bad? Well, I looked where she said it was
to be and I can’t find it.”
"Really? Show me.”
He took me over to where he had a Magnoe
set up. A Magnoe is a reusable gel that you spread over a window and
the window into
a huge magnifying glass. There were different strengths of Magnoe
and Jason had the strongest one which allowed you to see things
away. The Oort Cloud should be visible from where we were (if it existed),
but I didn’t
see anything that looked remotely like a deep space cloud filled with
This could be a major discovery! I went back to my bunk and grabbed
my digital camera. It was the newest one and just 2” x 1”
and it was only ½ an
inch thick. I took shots of the space where
the cloud would
be if it were there. I had discovered the absence of the Oort Cloud!
Well, actually Jason had, but I was still very exited!
This was an important piece of evidence in this battle between Creationists
and Evolutionists that could bring thousands to know the Lord. I would
have some hard solid evidence
to show all the evolutionists and to give to today's Christian scientists
who are struggling with other non-believing scientists to prove a point.
my knees right there and gave thanks to the Lord and said a silent
prayer for Cadence.