Yay! Hi, welcome, etc.
I’m boring. :D
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, this keeps happening to me. : |
It’s super annoying. >:(
Throughout human history, countless cultures have viewed our Sun as a parental figure, a father, a mother, something in between, or something altogether different.
But our Sun is a step-parent.
Our true mother is a star that died billions of years ago, a member of a cluster elsewhere in the galaxy we may never find. When that star died, the primordial cloud of gasses would eventually make up our home system was compressed and given a rich peppering of the heavy elements necessary to make a rocky, warm planet full of life like Earth. The true mother of the system where every living thing this world has ever known and may well ever know has lived and died is a star that died so we may live.
We humans and the world on which we live are the living ghosts of our collective, stellar mother.
If that doesn’t excite you, you need to sort out your priorities.