Power Chamber

A swirl of energy

The engine hummed along in a wonderful balance, arcs of sticky energy bending around the neutrino core in a surprisingly elaborate lattice of color and power. A small chamber only a few feet across, Charles could scarcely believe there was enough energy being produced to propel the entire generation-class starship all the way to Andromeda. Even then, it's expected to touchdown and become the first power plant for the new colony. So much of humanity's last hopes are built around that little humming chamber.