The Planetariums: Series 1.5

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The Sun and his 8 children has been dealing with the hardships of living in the universe for billions of years and now has invited everyone into the lives of "The Planetariums."

Submitted: May 02, 2016

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“There saying you not all that pink today,” Earth said with a chuckle teasing his wife Luna. “I guess that would have shown we were extra romantic tonight.”

Luna cracked a smile as she were taking a sneak peek at listening to one of her husband’s servant’s named Neil Young musical he named after the planet he’s on “Earth”. “He should have released this today on this special day, what do you think hun?” Luna said softly.

“Yes, today would have been great for it my love.” Earth responded as he collected all the appreciation he were receiving on this lovely day in his planet.

 

Even though for some of Earth’s servants, everyday is “Earth Day”, others have also taken a whole 24 hours to show their appreciation worldwide on his planet. This event marks the night that their moon and Earth are the closest together, but the main importance of the day is a day to celebrate the environment. The first Earth Day was organized by his servants some time ago to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. Earth Day is now observed in 140 nations across his planet with outdoor performances, exhibits, street fairs, and television programs that focus on environmental issues. The first Earth Day was observed for the purpose of drawing public attention to the need for cleaning up the earth's air and water and for conserving the servants natural resources. Since that time the idea has spread, and Earth Day is now observed regularly throughout the entire planet.Typical ways of celebrating Earth Day include his servants planting trees, picking up roadside trash, and conducting various programs for recycling and conservation. Schoolchildren may be asked to use only recyclable containers for their snacks and lunches, and environmentally concerned families often try to give up wasteful habits, such as using paper towels or plastic garbage bags.

Earth’s father the Sun sat afar watching the scene of Earth and his wife Luna enjoy the praise from Earth’s servants that he knows for sure his brilliant, educated son deserves but he couldn’t say the same for the woman he’s forced to call his daughter-in-law. There’s just a history he refuses to accept and it eats him up having to see her on his son’s arm. If that’s bad, he even hates the fact she shares part of Earth’s day and night skies through some parts of his planet. If it was up to him, he would shine 24/7 all across Earth’s skies sharing no part of it with anyone. He has come to despise the woman known as Luna the Moon, but what lies beneath the surface for these feelings are very interesting.


 

Luna the Moon is Earth’s only wife and has one of the biggest reputations in the solar system. Supposedly, Luna came about to be Earth’s wife after a battle between Earth and a deceased planet named Theia who was a soldier of Earth’s trojan squad billions of years ago doing the revolution of the solar system. After Theia failed attempt on assassinating his general Earth, Luna was like Earth’s prize for victory. It’s rumored that Theia had two wives, and after he were  defeated Luna then killed the other wife so that she could have Earth all to herself. That story makes her seem a little devious and if that’s not enough, Earth’s siblings have told him time and time again that she’s two-faced, ridicules her calling her ugly and crater face, and they think their brother could do better than her. That she’s one way with him which is the only way he sees her (The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face) and another way with others throughout the universe especially her famous friends “The Stars”. But others in the solar system including some of Earth’s servants believes this dark side that Luna supposedly has is a myth and some of Earth’s scientists has even been showing interest in finding out the truth of it. While others including some of Earth’s siblings believe this is true based on one of the known facts that she has been showing that she’s been drifting away from Earth more and more. Luna has been expanding her territory away from Earth year after year and some believe that in due time she will leave him to pursue her own dreams. If that was ever to happen, it would be a very damaging and challenging experience for Earth and his servants based of the fact that Luna’s influence produces the ocean tides, body tides and the slight lengthening of the day on Earth’s planet. One of the main reasons some claim Luna is two-faced and have a dark side is because her relationship with the Sun has diminished over time, and they had believed she gets no light of knowledge from the Sun, one thing that's needed in the solar system. But in reality Luna gets the same amount of light and guidance from the Sun she’s always gotten however her husband doesn’t know she does and she knows honestly her husband doesn’t even care but people make a big deal out of it. Earth’s servants, also for a long time believed Luna was rebellious against the Sun and hid a dark side from her husband because even when they sent paparazzis on spacecrafts to interview her she would be very reluctant to what she spoke about in interviews which made her look sneaky. Even more mysterious, it’s unclear of Luna’s background, where she came from, who's her generations of family, etc.

Luna , the Sun and Earth created special events for Earth’s servants long ago where all three of them form an amazing view in Earth’s skies for his servants to marvel over if they can in their lifetime. Basically a sign of appreciation for Earth’s servants for tending to his planet as well as some of them do. This event is called “Eclipses” when can only occur when the Sun, Earth, and Luna are all in a straight line and “Solar Eclipses” occur at new moon, when Luna is between the Sun and Earth. “Lunar Eclipses” occur at full moon, when her husband is between her and his father. The enjoyment the Sun use to get from this has faded and he has no future plans on continuing it even though he knows his son would love for it to continue forever and ever. So most likely these events will not continue in the far future.

Earth’s servants are affected by the moon, especially the female species whose menstrual cycle is intimately linked to Luna’s celestial body. Earth’s female species connects to Luna by their blood, their hormones, their souls and associated with the mother, maternal instincts or urge to nurture, the home, the need for security and the past, especially early experiences and childhood. Luna governs and regulates the menstrual cycle, can trigger ovulation and fertile times, affects the emotions and affects the way people behave and view the world. She also is associated with a person’s emotional make-up, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories, moods and their ability to react and adapt to those around them. Luna connects with Earth’s tides, the weather, animals and their spirits, fluids and moods of Earth and his servants. In a month on Earth’s planet, Luna travels the great round of birth, maturation, death, and rebirth completing the fundamental cycle of the universe of which every single living thing participates in. She is associated and runs the business and Day of Monday. One of the astounding things about Luna is that each month in Earth’s planet she goes through 8 phases which is New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, and Waning Crescent and all of these phases in some way affect Earth’s servants throughout their month of living.

There’s something special that Luna holds that no other individual in outer space can speak upon….through request by her and granted by her husband and the Sun, Luna has had servants from Earth’s planet to actually step foot on her moon. This shocking but outstanding accomplishment rocked everyone’s mind in and outside Earth’s planet. It became a Space race, and since thing several more have made their way outer space to physically visit the goddess herself. Once Earth’s servants got the green light on the up and close interviews with Luna, it led to an acceleration of interest in exploration of the Moon. Once Earth’s servants had the necessary capabilities, their nations on Earth sent paparazzi on probes on both flyby photography missions and interview missions. They created the “Luna Program” and set goals with how they were going to execute them. Their first 3 missions were failures but Luna 1, 2 and 3 paparazzis were able to get the necessary photos of Luna to continue their mission. The first spacecraft to perform a successful trip was called Luna 9 and the first paparazzi granted the chance to follow Luna around was Luna 10, both back to back. By the time they got to Luna 16 through 20, she had grown an adorable relationship between herself and Earth’s servants and showing her appreciation for them and their time she sent back souvenirs of Rock and soil samples for them all to study and enjoy. One of Earth’s famous servants by the name of Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on Luna’s Moon as the commander of Earth’s America mission “Apollo 11”. Everyone in the solar system were so shocked to actually see one of Earth’s servants for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, on Earth, millions and millions of his servants watched the show by the Apollo TV camera. It’s been a long time since anyone has visited the moon for a nice walk so Earth has requested to his servants Space group NASA to make plans to return astronauts to the moon to set up a permanent space station there in the near future.

 

“There’s goes the neighborhood” the Sun said as he laughed after given one of his closet long time friends, Polaris ,a big hug. “Oh, how my son’s servants love to see the glory of our God, our creator, reflected in the heavens”.

“Oh cut it out! They enjoy your presence way more than little ol’ me”. Polaris responded as she lit up with laughter and gently touching the Sun’s rays. He was “star struck” every time he seen her and her affect on him has been like that for billions of years. It’s not taking by surprise by Polaris because her feelings towards him are very mutual. The one complication is that she comes from a family of royalty; “The Chosen People” known throughout the universe as The Constellation Stars. A safe and secure family of famous and successful individuals who bless the night skies of the planets and perform their duties of “bringing light to darkness” very well throughout the planets and outer space. Labeled at times as the celebrities of the Universe, some of them also get caught up in scandals quite often.

“Oh no.” The Sun roared as he looked upon the land of Earth setting his light in effect. “I would give it all up to enjoy your Beautiful glow every second i could”

“Awwwwww, you’re always such a joy to talk too” Polaris stated smiling as she then blew him kisses before saying. “Even though the minutes talking to you feels like seconds every time”.

They both smiled at one another before going their separate ways to continue their daily duties.

 

Polaris is one star that always stays in the same place in the sky and she’s nicknamed the North Star. All the other stars move in circular paths around Polaris, with a period of 24 hours. Earth’s servants only see the stars move around part of their circular path, because when the Sun comes up, the bright blue scattered Sunlight--the blue sky--drowns out the starlight and that’s when the Sun switch shifts with the stars. Polaris is the brightest and smartest star in the constellation family and lives in the Northern part of the constellation neighborhood called the Ursa Minor, which is next to her neighboring constellations Camelopardalis,Cepheus and Draco. Ursa Minor is known by the Earth’s servants as the famous Little Dipper because its seven brightest stars seem to form the shape of a dipper (or scoop). The star at the end of the dipper handle is Polaris. And that’s the beauty of the constellations;this family of incredible stars form art, and miracles in the skies entertaining Earth’s servants night after night. Constellations are formed of bright stars which appear close to each other on the sky, but are really far apart in space.

 

“Aldebaran being a starker again” Beta Ursae Minoris, also known as Kochab jokingly said to Polaris and fellow constellation members of the Ursa Minor. “He’s such a creep. But he knows not to ever come near here”.

Polaris shook her head at yet another ridiculous rendezvous of events happening in the universe. She’s no spring chicken so she have seen it all in her lifetime in outer space. Aldebaran actions has been the same since she’s known him so she could care less about all the gossip and all. But this is the type of buffoonery that interests so many others throughout the universe so it’s always front page news for them.

Aldebaran is the star known for forever chasing the Pleiades, a family of 7 sisters, Asterope, Taygete, Maia, Celaeno, Electra, Alcyone and Merope, the children of Atlas and Pleione, across the heavens from east to west. For whatever personal reason, may it be because he’s obsessed with them, has something against them or as some believe, he seduces one of them into running off into the sunset with him every once in awhile. She’s become known to Earth’s servants and throughout the universe as “The Lost Sister of the Pleiades” because of her disappearances at times, lousy work ethics and rebellious traits. Some believe she probably rebel because maybe she doesn’t feel she’s as special as the rest of the sisters especially since she hardly looks like any of them and due to allegations that she supposedly has even more siblings than her 6 sisters that’s known.

 

“Earth to Polaris….hellllllo did you hear me,” Kochab said snapping Polaris out her thoughts.

Polaris looked over her him and frowned. “I could care less about that mess”.

Kochab chuckled to himself as he turned. Family or not, he despised Polaris at times. To him, at times she acted like she was better than everyone else with no cares in the world. Like she didn’t have dirt on her and regrets in life just like everyone else living. He feels she needs a reality check and couldn’t wait for that day to come.

 

“I don’t want no prisoners” Mars said longingly before cracking a smile.

“Why don’t you?”Jupiter snapped back. “And please learn to take things serious at times Mars, damn. Everything isn’t always a joke”.

“Who said i were joking,” spat Mars in disgust.

Earth settled down in his area of the office and looked around at everyone in the meeting before addressing both Mars and Jupiter. “Can we get into the importance of the meeting,” He requested. Earth hated the way his siblings treated one another but he knew there were so much bad blood between them that their were no reconciling.

“Sure indeed,” Jupiter stepped up quickly stating as he moved the conversation into play. “So what’s the word on these 3 new planets with the triple star system everyone’s been talking about?”

“Supposedly,” Mercury, who also sitting in on the meeting quickly stated.

“Huh,” Jupiter asked, grimacing.

“He said supposedly. Supposedly there’s 3 new planets,” Mars explained. “I mean, it’s like everytime i turn around there’s new planets here and there. Like come on, why are we even entertaining the thoughts of finding other planets?”

Jupiter gasped and said. “For expanding reasons. I thought this was already known to everyone.”

“Anyway!” Earth butted in loudly. “Intel has shown that their a family of four. I talk to dad and he said we should try to reach out to them for a meeting to gain more knowledge on them.”

“Family of four,” Mars chuckled looking around at everyone. “Man they could get wiped out instantly.”

Earth looked over at Mars. “No one’s saying nothing about wiping anyone out Mars.”

“Oh i know,” Mars noted and went on to say. “I was just saying.”

The room got quiet after that for what seem liked a minute, before Mercury broke up the awkward silence stating. “So does dad know head member of that family?”

Mercury already knew more than he were giving off and he had already spoken to their father, the Sun, about the subject at hand.

“I don’t know for sure. You know dad knows almost everyone so i’m guessing once everything is known about it, he will know some background on the family.”

“So who’s dedicated to working this mission?” Jupiter asked.

“Well as usual I have my servants on it but we need to still gather as much knowledge and info ourselves for them to be able to do further research.” Earth explained.

Suddenly, Venus came speeding into the office. “Sorry I’m late guys.”

Everyone looked over at her, and Mars mumbled. “As usual.”

Earth caught Venus up on everything that was going on and Mars then stated that he had other business to get back to. “Well, just update me on things lately.”

“Ok. Well let Pluto know we send our get wells and hopefully when he’s feeling better we can arrange another meeting with him,” Earth empathized referring to the news they heard about Pluto possibly having an spider-like skin infection.

“Will do,”Mars replied as he exited the office. “See yall later.”

“I should be on my way as well,” Mercury added as he went around hugging everyone. “I’ll catch up with dad on all concerns and plans and get back at you all on a later date.”

“Ok. Thanks big brother,”Earth replied along with Venus as Mercury departed.

Jupiter waited to Mars were long gone before mentioning. “Mars is such a hot-head talking about wiping them out. What the heck kind of thinking is that. We don’t even know who they are. They could be family of ours.”

“We all know how Mars can be at times Jupe,” Venus assured.

“Yeah but come on sis. We all know what happened to HD and so many more developing families Mars deemed to become a possible threat before even waiting to see if they were good people, and before even talking to us about it,” Jupiter warned. “This could become a problem if we don’t watch his moves on this.”

Earth pondered on that for a few thinking back to the incident Jupiter mentioned about Mars sending a vicious attack against another solar system and almost destroying a planet by the name of HD-106906b. This guy had successfully centered himself in the middle of a progressing solar system before being violently sent running for his life out to the regions of them areas. It is well known now that Mars is responsible for that military warfare against that man and his people. If that isn’t harsh enough, it’s also become known to Earth and his siblings that Mars had once extorted one of their own family members, an individual by the name of Kepler-452b who resides in another solar system, who's actually their cousin and one of their father oldest brother children.

“Jupiter order your troops to keep an twenty-four seven eye on that KELT family of four,” Earth instructed as him and Jupiter made eye contact and instantly knew they were on the same page with things. “Wouldn’t want any strange things to suddenly occur, you know.”

 


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