All five girls -- SB Vishaka Nandini, M Shenbagam, K Kamali, P Dhivya Priya and SG Yogalakshmi – are class tenth students at Sri Sarada Vidyalayam Girls Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai.

Set in 2250 AD, the story narrates how rapid depletion of natural resources on earth forces human beings to settle in Cronus, a fictional space orbit of Saturn.

The NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest is conducted since 1994.

The competitions were conducted under different categories such as Artistic Merit, Literary Merit and Projects on Space Settlement.

Under the Literary Merit category, the first prize was won by Arecibo Observatory Space Academy, Puerto Rico, and Ryan International School, New Delhi.

Sri Chaitanya Techno School and Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), both from Andhra Pradesh, bagged the second prize.


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