Our Egg

Say hello again to our old friend the Heliosphere. In many ways, you can think of the Heliosphere as the shell of an egg, as it is the wall between us and the cold, uncaring larger universe. The sun is clearly the yolk.

Or, another analogy would be a cell, with the Heliosphere representing the cellular membrane, and the sun as the nucleus.

And then, of course, our entire universe can be thought of as an egg, with an outer wall and a central point of maximum energy (somewhere at some time - the Big Bang). So, in sum, the egg is a slick symbol for everything. And they're tasty, which makes them by far the best metaphor ever.

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