Foundation and Earth - Comporellon - Leaving Comporellon Summary & Analysis

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Comporellon - Leaving Comporellon Summary

The conversation with Deniador continues, including a discussion of Yariff's project. Yariff believed that he could locate Earth by considering the age of all planets. The oldest planets would be nearest Earth and in a roughly concentric pattern around the home planet's location. The project failed, probably because the inhabitants of most planets either exaggerated or underestimated the age. Deniador says that he has located an ancient document that could be a ship's log. That log indicates that Comporellon may have originally been known as Baleyworld, and that the captain of that ship had taken a Spacer woman on board. It was generally accepted that the Spacers - those from Earth who first settled other planets - refused contact with others, Deniador dismissed the document as a fake.

The log does have a set of coordinates and...

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