There is a profound meaning for the above phenomenon! Nothing is wasted or taken away from this universe, forget our dear world! All will be left behind & recycled. Also, everything has an expiry date! Maybe even this universe, forget our inconsequential existence taken in relation to the totality of the whole creation! Of course, we can add lots of meaning to it. Finally, change is the only constant!
When Alexander the great died, his arms were left hanging over the edge of the casket with his palms wide open. It was to show everyone that despite all the riches from his conquests, he could take nothing!
Even oil & gas are supposed to be from stored sunlight of over of billions of years. The continuous chemical & physical reactions in the whole universe are starting to unravel but the complexities might remain beyond our understanding. The energy involved to keep the universe ticking & the mechanism of its working also is a riddle & the dots to be joined are the most complex to make head or tail of the whole idea. It is a real puzzle who created the whole idea & to make it work for billions of years, recycling all the materials & changing their forms every moment!
Humans can only wonder & try to find some meaning to the process of creation and destruction at the same time & relate these to individual lives! Though some believe in re-incarnation & few have come up with some stories, no one has any idea where we were before our birth or where our destination will be, if at all there is one! None has seen God to prove His existence but there should be someone to have created this immeasurable, incomprehensible edifice that cannot be visualized, seen in its entirety, & the purpose of its creation understood!
It is clear that all planets could end up devoured by its stars & the stars also would meet their end eventually! Every creation has a life-span; some have few seconds while others, billions of years! Some do not even survive the birth process! Where we are born also matters a great deal, also when! Looks like it is up to each to find our own destiny, however the circumstances we find ourselves in initially is beyond our control! No point in wallowing in self-pity! The spark to get ahead will always present itself, it is up to us to look around & seize the chances.
As more powerful space telescopes make ever more far-away searches scouring the universe, let us also try to find meaning to our lives by looking inward, taking pauses in between our run-about lives to get equilibrium. A life not lived enjoying the moments is hardly worth looking back after we have climbed & achieved our material goals. The world would have passed us by, quietly. There are challenges in our personal lives; also great opportunities as we wonder at the whole purpose of it. Humans have always gazed at the stars, now we can realize that nothing is permanent even the planets & stars including our all powerful sun! We can still leave footprints in the sands of time, however insignificant our lives are in the whole scheme of creation!