The Earth: Second Session
Dr Simons walked in as complete silence fell. He scanned quickly over the young
faces, smiled contentedly at the nearly three hundred students now crammed into
the lecture theatre. Casually he sat on the first step, sipped on his mocha
as he reached into his pocket, pressing a small remote. The stage area lights
slowly dimmed and the entire room came to life in dazzling 3D brilliance as
the solar system with all nine planets, and their moons, rotated around the
The students gazed, instantly entranced as the solar plane of magnetic harmony shimmered as a faint milky flow drifting outward forming a huge misty disk. They watched as two swirling cyclonic apparitions emanated from planet Earth and lightning blue flashes with yellow fireflies swirled around each polar cap.
‘Are we all good class?’ he asked to a quiet reply gently urging the moment. Again he spoke a little louder, ‘Are we good, students of planetary energies?’
‘Yes sir,’ came a semi boisterous reply.
‘Now that, was much better. It is OK to be heard and not OK to be herded as in sheep farming,’ he said.
‘Always remember, star-searchers, it is the squeaky wheel that gets the oil. The good wheel just keeps grinding away. And where is the fun in not mixing your metaphors, I ask you? Seriously, if you need to ask, please do so.’
He lowered his tone and sat back on the first step and sipped on his cold mocha. He watched the display of the rotating Earth with the swirling energies set against the intense blue of the Pacific Ocean. He breathed a sigh and spoke slowly and calmly.
‘You know’, he said. ‘You lot are the lucky ones. I feel proud to walk among you. Give yourselves a rowdy clap.’ He warmed them like an old rock n roller working a Workers’ Club mums and dads’ raffle night and loved it. Learning should be fun he reminded himself.
He now stood in front of three hundred young students and leaned casually against the shiny brass bench.
‘You are the first generation of integrated planetary astroneers. It is your youth and your humanity that will set sail across the universe. On your amazing journeys of discovery I’m sure you will do the old Earth very proud. Is that not a beautiful sight?’ he said, changing the subject while turning and walking through the interactive 3D Earth letting his hands lay caressingly in the magnetic lines swirling around the Earth and watching the firefly glow on his fingertips.
Suddenly the 3D vision changed toward the outer rim as the planets shot by and ahead, in a circular swirling of bluish electrical discharge, a wormhole developed. Into the hole went the class hanging on to their seats, a little sick at the induced loss of vertigo.
Instantly they were looking at a binary star system. It was a B type blue giant nearing the end of its life while courting a white pulsing O type star. The two stars danced around about each other prettier than the rare sight of a monogamous old couple in some city park, still very much in love.
The scene moved onward as the class were certain they were accelerating toward The Horse Head Nebular. They were now in the Constellation of Orion flying freely over this intensely beautiful and colourful part of the universe. The images moved further into the gaseous display isolating a beautiful gas array with colours and intensity not seen on Earth before. It was a scene of turbulence in motion, never ending and always repeating.
‘Pure unrestricted turbulence is the perfect 3D Fibonacci sequence, don’t you know,’ Dave said. ‘You never quite get tired of looking at it unfold.’
The 3D display slowly faded out to leave the bare amphitheatre lecture room with Dr Simons sitting on the step still drinking his cold mocha coffee.
‘OK. Students now where were we from session one? The planet was just
beginning to take shape, as I believe?’
The 3D imagery came alive again with the planet turning on its axis. There were small oceans and ice caps and puffy white clouds covering dense green landmasses.
And he began, ‘Plant life has established and the atmosphere is much bigger now. It extends out three hundred kilometres, which is two hundred kilometres more than it does in present times. There is an abundance of oxygen and carbon and life develops by exploiting these avenues. Carbon-based life takes the sunlight as an energy source and ventures out to explore every possible niche of survival. Soon there is calcium-based life, like spiders that live in clouds as well as on the bottom of the oceans. There are animals that choose water over land and vice versa. Life continues to search and adapt to every possible niche and reaches up into the limits of the sky under forty-seven per cent of current gravity. The animals are huge and the trees are very tall on this early Earth where life has blossomed in monstrous proportions.
However, there is a particle on collision course with Earth. It is not so big but it has a mass of blackhole proportions. It strikes the earth and spears deep into the magma layer. The surface crater explodes upwards and ignites the dust cloud from the high oxygen fuelled atmosphere. The gaseous mixture flash points and creates Armageddon.
The firestorm only lasts about twenty minutes. With all the oxygen gone, the few surviving animals suffocate as the planet surface dies off within one single Earth day.
The impact has created dense clouds that now spread rapidly and within two weeks. The planet is covered in ice and snow. The sun becomes a dim glow in the grey sky, and the temperature drops and the world falls into deep hibernation. Only in a few places has singled-celled life survived, deep in the oceans, as Earth remains asleep for many millions of years.
Under the surface, the dark star particle draws ever deeper into the magma by magnetic attraction and sinks toward the core. As it is drawn down its massive Iron13 density fires up with vast electrical events that increase magma plasma coil induction-reaction with the core. The planet begins to swell as the Iron13 mass melts and expands back to simple iron. And that melt causes the planet to swell outward further and quicker changing the position of dry landmasses. This swelling also reduces the ocean levels as the rouge object oozes down further to become part of an expanded planet core.
The increase in core size begins to increase gravitational energies. Dragging the atmosphere downward under an intensified gravity. The force drags all dust from the sky and compresses the atmosphere as a blue sky again welcomes the Sun and begins to warm. Life begins again. The suppressive weight of the new gravity favours the evolution of smaller animals but also creates a fresh avenue for exploitation. The air is denser now and within a few million years, animals adapt to take advantage of air pressure. The bird kingdom is born.
Again, the world prospers in warmth and the plant kingdom rises up in glorious sun worship. Now the plants grow much closer to the ground. No longer will eyes gaze upon eighteen-hundred metre tall trees covering vast forests. They are gone, covered by dust to many metres thick. The mighty trees slowly compress and become solid black stone that will later fire humanities imagination.
Small humanoid type creatures now appear as they struggle and adapt further and further away from aquatic ancestors. They live together in small family tribes and their life is easy in the lush warm climates with abundant food and little need for clothing. Life begins to branch out and explore all genetic possibilities.
A strange light glows in the night sky as a new rogue travels through the Solar System. It gathers pace hurtling toward the Sun. The light suddenly glows hotter than the Sun and stays in the sky for seven days before dying out. Afterwards the blue star in the night sky has gone. The blue planet of Diamet has become the asteroid belt as the sky, in both day and night, is showered with fantastic shooting stars burning up and exploding as great light shows. The Moon is less fortunate and becomes pockmarked and scarred forever.
Earth settles down as life continues to evolve and adapt for one hundred and fifty thousand years. New life has branched even further but then, the rogue star is seen again and ancient songs now foretell of the killer light terrorising the sanity of early humans. The star keeps coming closer and brighter as the terror spawns a deep seated fear. Religion is born, and humans pay homage to an unknowable fear, as logical acceptance of far greater powers.
The dark star flies close to Mars and shakes the planet violently. It catches Mars with its intense gravity, which is now increasing as it interacts with the Sun and heats up its core. It pulls the planet and drags it out of its orbit in the plane of harmony. But the planet fights back and dislodges itself slightly as the dark star holds tight and pulls and stretches. Finally it is the oceans and atmosphere of Mars that give way. They are stretched further and further out into space until they snap, flinging out as one huge sphere of water bouncing back into itself and then separating into two spheres. Stretching apart and freezing on the surface, joined only by a surface tension splinter at the limits of escape. Looking like two giant balls connected by the finest of fishing line they remain still for only seconds before accelerating back into themselves smashing and crashing again and again.
Finally the huge spheres of water settle down in space as one huge quivering glob-like sphere that slowly freezes over completely. Within days it forms a beautiful perfect sphere of intense bluish reflection. But awkwardly it twists and wobbles unable to escape as the final journey begins. It is being drawn inward toward the sun. The Earth crosses its path and grabs hold drawing the water sphere closer and closer until they are about to collide. But the Moon gets in the way and part of the sphere scrapes across the Moon cracking the sphere like and egg and partly spilling itself across the Moon’s surface. But the major fragmented portion continues on … spinning wildly as a half-frozen half-globular giant skulled monster screams in deafening tones. It has collided in a steamy intimacy with Earth’s atmosphere and rains down on the Earth for some forty days and forty nights. The Earth, left flooded with Martian seas and some particles of dark star radiation. Life on Earth is wiped out as the cold dark peace of an Ice Age sets in once again.
However, life was somehow saved and we are here today in testimony of some
greater miracle. We have the legend of Noah’s Ark which brought forth
all the species in pairs of two. A metaphor for science perhaps? Or an accurate
explanation? In any case all life was saved.
Except for a few special species. The fabled Unicorns and perhaps the Dragons of all mythology. Their DNA sequences are lost forever, until very recently.’
Dave Simons bowed his head in silent respect of all that had come before and
all that now would go forward as the imagery faded slowly out leaving a dimly
lit theatre. He raised his head and turned to address his students slowly.
‘And now, perhaps you see your importance in the scheme of all things human. Today you came to study planetary energies with thoughts of simply passing another assignment. But now you walk away this day with much to consider. It is you who will now walk out of the solar system and ensure humanity’s place in the universe, just as humanoids walked nervously out of Africa some seventy-five thousand years ago.’
He switched his remote back to the view of the solar system in total harmony as he wondered across the stage looking up into the 3D images and wondered if he managed to drag a few extra young minds screaming and kicking into the light of Regrav energy as pure planetary motion.
Some had tears in their eyes and one very bright young man sobbed openly. Finally visualising the beautiful concept of planetary energies and how those extreme forces were so intrepidly insensitive to the struggles of life.
‘Thank you for today’s interest in this lecture. Deep space navigation is on directly after lunch, so don’t be late.
And don’t forget to read the chapter on Mr Tesla, re, the next assignment.’
He grabbed his old leather bag and walked out through the technicians’ entrance as the clapping started and rowdy shouts could still be heard as he walked across to the library.
To inspire and nurture is the giving of a great gift my son, echoed the voice of his old primary school teacher as Dave imagined him looking down and smiling.
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