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The Stardust Mystery Book

The Stardust Mystery book is a companion to The Stardust Mystery game.
It follows the adventures of Lizzy, Milo, Neddy and VC as they travel the stardust mystery trail in The Cosmic Egg time, space, and dimensional travel machine through the history of the Earth and the Universe. They are finding out what stardust is, how and when it was created, how it got to Albert Einstein and the last T-Rex, and from them to you.

The Stardust Mystery will be released alongside the game.

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The story is about 4 kids (1 boy, Milo and 2 girl cousins, Lizzy and VC, plus Lizzy’s sister Neddy) that enter a contest whose grand prize is a trip around the moon.

They win the regional competition with a virtual reality website called the TheBeamer, in which the kid’s avatars can visit a time and a place (present or past), and talk to historical figures.  For example, they visit Pisa in 1600 and talk to Galileo about his experiment.

The sponsoring company produces the virtual reality web site which is used for their research on the STARDUST MYSTERY. Solving the STARDUST MYSTERY is what the kids have to do for the finals.  It is a puzzle,

I was born in a place that is far, far away.
At a time long ago, but I am now here to stay.
George Washington’s body was once my home.
I am now part of you, but I could always roam.
Some call me Stardust because of my history
It will all be clear when you solve the mystery.
Who am I, and what is my story
Write me a rhyme to tell of my glory

You are made of STARDUST that was once in the body of George Washington.  What is STARDUST?  Where did it come from? How did it get into George Washington’s body?  How did it get from George Washington’s body to yours? These are the things The Space Cadets need to figure out. It is all based on scientific fact.

To solve the puzzle, they use TheBeamer to visit:

  • George Washington crossing the Delaware
  • Milo’s bloodstream where he is attacked by Killer T-cells
  • Lizzy’s dog’s hair where Lizzy is threatened by a flea
  • The big bang 13.8 billion years ago
  • The formation of earth 4.5 billion years ago
  • First supernovae 9 billion years ago
They also visit and talk to important scientists who help them solve the puzzle.

  • Johannes Kepler
  • Albert Einstein
  • George Lemaitre
  • Edwin Hubble
  • Henrietta Leavitt 

The kids compete against 6 other teams in the final.  To solve the puzzle, they learn a lot of science: atoms, cells in the body, the universe, nuclear fusion, the big bang and the formation of atoms.