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Is the Solar System a living and evolving being?

A recent image released by NASA shows that the Solar System, when the magnetic field generated by the Sun and solar winds are taken into account, looks like a creature in gestation, something that has not gone unnoticed by those who argue that the System Solar is part of a living and evolving universe.

Instead of the usual representation of a planetary system with the large sun in the middle, plus the planets in their orbits and some additional elements (asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, numerous objects beyond Neptune), the Solar System, with its heliosphere included, resembles, some say, an alien body and, others say, a comet.

To astronomers who studied and measured the heliosphere (based on six decades of previous studies), the shape of the Solar System looks like a "deflated croissant."

Be that as it may, it is certainly not the usual image we have of our planetary system and therefore the question arises of how much we actually know about the Sun and the planets and, above all, about the "identity" of the Solar System.

Is it just a random accumulation of gases and rocks that, after colliding with each other, adopted the shape they now have? Or is it something else, perhaps a kind of cosmic being in gestation that has not yet emerged from its initial stage?

And if that were the case, that is, if we accept that the Sun and its space companions are part of a living entity, would it not be confirming what many ancient peoples taught and believed for millennia?

Let's be clear: the NASA study neither says nor suggests any of that. But several science commentators expressed that, when viewing the image, it doesn't take much imagination to see it as the image of a living being.

Is so, where do we humans stay? In other words, if we, small components of the Solar System (and insignificant components of the Universe) can detect with our limited consciousness that the Solar System is alive, what kind of consciousness and what kind of life does the Solar System have? And what is it transforming into?

Is the Solar System a kind of space caterpillar that will transform itself into a butterfly of unthinkable proportions? And what will happen to us (better said, our descendants) when that metamorphosis takes place?

On that basis, it may be time to rethink not only what we know about the Sun and the planets, but what we assume we know and what we think we know. After all, if the Sun is not what we believe, then we are not what we believe either. Perhaps it is appropriate to accept that we assume more than what we know.

The idea of the Sun and the planets as living beings is neither new nor recent. In fact, the pharaohs considered themselves descendants of the Sun and the planets are named after gods. But seeing the Solar System as a being in gestation offers new (and daring) possibilities. 


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