In the Solar System-3

by Shreeya Sharma

The story so far (see In the Solar System-1 and In the Solar System-2): Long, long ago, all the planets in the Solar System lived in friendship and harmony. And then the Creator, Brahma ji, decided to send life on Earth. At first human beings respected Earth and Nature, but as time went by, they started misusing and harming Nature in a blind race for material progress. All the planets got very angry. One asteroid set out on a collision course with Earth, in order to punish the humans, but Jupiter stopped him because he had faith in humans. However, humans did not mend their ways and continued on the path to destruction. And one day, the declared that poor little Pluto was not a planet …

Chapter 3: Earth in danger

The planets wanted to teach the humans a lesson. One asteroid became very angry at the humans and said, “Enough is enough. I will strike at Earth and I am going to destroy the humans right now!!…they are NEVER going to improve themselves!”

None of the planets stopped him ……not even Jupiter!

They even said, “Go asteroid, and come back only after gaining victory!”

Meanwhile, the scientists on the Earth discovered that a giant asteroid was coming towards them. They became very worried and thought that life on the Earth would be finished in four or five years!

“How to save the plants, animals, birds and ourselves?” asked one of the scientist in a meeting.

One day an announcement was made all over the world: “scientists need a volunteer who would go in space and destroy the giant asteroid”.

No one was brave enough. But one poor and old carpenter agreed to do this and put his life in danger.

He was trained in one week. He, along with two of his friends and a well trained pilot, went on their dangerous journey.

The asteroid was very far from the Earth.  On their journey they met the different planets who told them why the asteroid is coming towards the Earth.

The carpenter said to the Sun, “I am helpless Sun. What can we do? We will have to destroy that asteroid to save our lives. But have faith in me, oh mighty Sun. I will make the humans realize their mistake.”

Just then they saw the asteroid coming towards their spacecraft. The planets tried to stop the asteroid. The asteroid too wanted to stop, but he could not because his speed was too high!

He realized that there was hope for humans to improve. So, he said to the humans, “Please destroy me. If you do not, you will be dead. And about me? I will be reborn.”

At first the carpenter refused to do so. But all the other planets agreed with what the asteroid had said. So, the three friends went out of the spacecraft leaving the pilot inside.

They made a big hole in the asteroid and put a nuclear bomb in it. Then they swiftly rushed back to their spacecraft.

After a few minutes the bomb blasted and the asteroid was finished!! A while later he was reborn! He returned to his place. The carpenter thanked the planets and the asteroid and returned to the Earth.

They were all warmly welcomed. The Carpenter told the humans all that had happened in space. He told them everything that the planets and the Sun had told him. The humans began to realize how much damage they had been doing to the Earth!!!

They realized that they call the Earth their mother Earth, but never show her any respect, care or love that Mother Earth deserves!

After this the humans started improving themselves. Seeing this improvement, the planets were very happy. Now the planets never criticized the humans!! The humans also lived happily!

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Shreeya Sharma is 11 years old. She is a student of class VII at Bal Bharti Public School, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India. She loves to play tennis and badminton, reading, net surfing, dancing, singing, writing and art. She is a struggling blogger and dreams of becoming a dancer, a singer, a writer, a scientist and an artist.

In the Solar System-2

written and illustrated by Shreeya Sharma

The story so far (see In the Solar System-1): Long, long ago, all the planets in the Solar System lived in friendship and harmony. And then the Creator, Brahma ji, decided to send life on Earth. At first human beings respected Earth and Nature, but as time went by, they started misusing and harming Nature in a blind race for material progress. All the planets got very angry. One asteroid set out on a collision course with Earth, in order to punish the humans, but Jupiter stopped him because he had faith in humans…

Chapter 2: Farewell to Pluto

Humans continued their progress in the field of science and technology. They were still criticized by each and every object in the solar system. As I have told you, Jupiter hoped that humans would realize their mistake and improve themselves, so he never criticized the humans.

The solar system was unaware of what these scientists were planning to do to their dearest friend and the last planet, Pluto.

Scientists observed that Pluto was much too small to be classified as a planet!!

On the Earth the scientists were trapped in a big web. They could not decide what to do about Pluto.

In the solar system, a river of bad words against the humans was flowing continuously. But of course, the humans had no knowledge of all this.

The clever Sun had appointed a cloud to give them information about what was happening on Earth.   Once the cloud messenger came to the Sun looking very worried. Sun asked, “Dear cloud, what has happened? Why are you so worried? What is happening on Earth? Is every thing all right?”

“No …….no Your Majesty, the humans ……have made an announcement……… that ……….. that…..our Pluto…………………..is no longer a………..a………. planet!!” The cloud said in tears.

The solar system was dumbfounded! Jupiter cried out: “I am really sorry friends, that I said humans are good. I was wrong. They are worse than anyone could have imagined!……….”

Poor Pluto was as quiet as if he were really dead!

To be continued …

Shreeya Sharma is 11 years old. She is a student of class VII at Bal Bharti Public School, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India. She loves to play tennis and badminton, reading, net surfing, dancing, singing, writing and art. She is a struggling blogger and dreams of becoming a dancer, a singer, a writer, a scientist and an artist.

In the Solar System-1


written and illustrated by Shreeya Sharma

Chapter 1: Life begins on Earth

This story starts hundreds of thousand years back, when there was not even life on Earth. All the planets, Sun, and other objects in the solar system were great friends! Time went on peacefully.

One such day, when the Solar System was filled with laughter of the friendly planets, Lord Brahma, the Creator came to the solar system along with some other Gods.

“Lord, why have you come here?” worried Earth asked.

“Child, we have come to give you a gift” said Vishnu ji.

“Gift?” asked all the planets who were astonished.

Brahma ji added,” Yes, dear Earth, I am sending life on you. For its survival, I am gifting you a thick layer of atmosphere containing gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide etc and water, trees etc and many different types of creatures will come and live on you. Can we trust you?”

Earth was very happy and proud that out of all the nine planets, only she was selected for this important task!!! So she said,” My lord, you can trust me. I will be grateful for this gift. I promise you that I will take care of the entire species well.” All the Gods were very happy and after giving their blessings to Earth, they vanished.

Everything happened as the Gods had told Earth. The Earth had so much water in its seas, oceans, that all her friends started calling her the Blue Planet.

In the beginning, Earth and the humans lived happily but slowly the humans became careless & selfish. And as a result the ozone layer was destroyed and the Earth was also harmed in many other ways.

All the planets were very worried about what to do? Earth was in such a big danger! They discussed about it all the time.

The Sun said, “I am very angry, I will not let even a small ray of myself come out and reach the Earth.”

“But dear Sun, we should punish the wicked humans for their selfishness, but not in this way. Because, if not even a ray will come out of you, we all will also die and you too will blast!” said Mercury.

”Friends, the humans were good enough in the Stone Age.” said Pluto. “They have not used their intelligence well.”

The whole solar system criticized the humans. But Jupiter had a kind heart and thought that the humans would improve.

Once an asteroid became very angry at the humans and wanted to strike at the Earth and destroy the humans. So he set off to do it.

But Jupiter came in between to stop him with the help of his strong gravitational field. The asteroid could not escape from Jupiter’s gravity. It was forcefully pulled towards Jupiter and hit him, causing the red spot on the giant planet.

Angrily Jupiter said to the asteroid, “Fool, can you see this big spot? Tell me whether you went to destroy the humans or the Earth? I am not angry with you for this spot but for your foolishness in not thinking what harm your action would have caused to Earth.”

The asteroid understood his fault and sought forgiveness from Jupiter and Earth and sadly went back to its place, where it stood shamefacedly.

From this sacrifice of Jupiter we should learn that ‘Earth is our home’ and we fools are destroying it ourselves!

We should it, not destroy it!

To be continued …

Shreeya Sharma is 11 years old. She is a student of class VII at Bal Bharti Public School, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India. She loves to play tennis and badminton, reading, net surfing, dancing, singing, writing and art. She is a struggling blogger and dreams of becoming a dancer, a singer, a writer, a scientist and an artist.

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