- A current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively. “I counted the money before putting it in my wallet” Similar: cash, hard cash, ready money, the means, the wherewithal, funds, capital, finances, lucre, bank, notes, money, coins, change….
- The assets, property, and resources owned by someone or something; wealth.
Something that twists my senses is Creation: “Something from nothing!”
Earth and every physical delight in it is from after the “big bang”! Life is from ‘somewhere,’ where?
We in and with Christ have it ALL!
We search and look for signs of ‘life’ in the Universe https://stardate.org/astro-guide/signs-life
A singular Earth in the Solar system! It is 143.73 billion km from the Sun, thus giving the Solar System a diameter of 287.46 billion km. Another sign of life? IF we consider that everything lined up just right and we as humans came to be – from where?
In Depth examination of “the seen”
The planetary system we call home is located in an outer spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy.
Our solar system consists of our star, the Sun, and everything bound to it by gravity — the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, dwarf planets such as Pluto, dozens of moons and millions of asteroids, comets and meteoroids.
Beyond our own solar system, there are more planets than stars in night sky. So far, we have discovered thousands of planetary systems orbiting other stars in the Milky Way, with more planets being found all the time. Most of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy are thought to have planets of their own, and the Milky Way is but one of perhaps 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
While our planet is in some ways a mere speck in the vast cosmos, we have a lot of company out there. It seems that we live in a universe packed with planets — a web of countless stars accompanied by families of objects, perhaps some with life of their own.
Size and Distance
Size and Distance
Our solar system extends much farther than the eight planets that orbit the Sun. The solar system also includes the Kuiper Belt that lies past Neptune’s orbit. This is a sparsely occupied ring of icy bodies, almost all smaller than the most popular Kuiper Belt Object, dwarf planet Pluto.
Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015, when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
And beyond the fringes of the Kuiper belt is the Oort Cloud. This giant spherical shell surrounds our solar system. It has never been directly observed, but its existence is predicted based on mathematical models and observations of comets that likely originate there.
The Oort Cloud is made of icy pieces of space debris the sizes of mountains and sometimes larger, orbiting our Sun as far as 1.6 light years away. This shell of material is thick, extending from 5,000 astronomical units to 100,000 astronomical units. One astronomical unit (or AU) is the distance from the Sun to Earth, or about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers). The Oort Cloud is the boundary of the Sun’s gravitational influence, where orbiting objects can turn around and return closer to our Sun.
The Sun’s heliosphere doesn’t extend quite as far. The heliosphere is the bubble created by the solar wind—a stream of electrically charged gas blowing outward from the Sun in all directions. The boundary where the solar wind is abruptly slowed by pressure from interstellar gases is called the termination shock. This edge occurs between 80-100 astronomical units.
Two NASA spacecraft, launched in 1977, have crossed the termination shock: Voyager 1 in 2004 and Voyager 2 in 2007. But it will be many thousands of years before the two Voyagers exit the Oort Cloud.Formation
Our solar system formed about 4.5 billion years ago from a dense cloud of interstellar gas and dust. The cloud collapsed, possibly due to the shockwave of a nearby exploding star, called a supernova. When this dust cloud collapsed, it formed a solar nebula—a spinning, swirling disk of material.
At the center, gravity pulled more and more material in. Eventually the pressure in the core was so great that hydrogen atoms began to combine and form helium, releasing a tremendous amount of energy. With that, our Sun was born, and it eventually amassed more than 99 percent of the available matter.
Matter farther out in the disk was also clumping together. These clumps smashed into one another, forming larger and larger objects. Some of them grew big enough for their gravity to shape them into spheres, becoming planets, dwarf planets and large moons. In other cases, planets did not form: the asteroid belt is made of bits and pieces of the early solar system that could never quite come together into a planet. Other smaller leftover pieces became asteroids, comets, meteoroids, and small, irregular moons.
A significant quantity of information to digest!
What is the unseen?
And we pray:
LORD God, Creator of ALL seen and unseen, Your Essence was before The beginning of “Time”, Amen. For a thousand years in Your Sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. We are in the Solar system our days are numbered/measured by revolution about the Sun. Where and when there is no Sun? You are The Light, in that timeless realm. Father, I desire to be in Your Presence for and in ALL my ways, Amen. LORD in Jesus’ name, I decree this, Amen. Lead me, guide me, direct me; I am Yours Father, use me, Amen.