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The morning after the field trip, I awoke to the sight of the sun cautiously breaking the horizon outside my window; manipulating the sky into an array of bright and fiery colors. I pulled myself out of bed and watched the glow for a few short seconds, and then noticed the moon off to the left, slowly fading into the day time. In a quick motion I set my hand on the window and arranged my thumb and index finger on the moon, pulling them apart to zoom in. The grey sphere enlarged and I could see the ships entering and exiting the lunar docks. My parents had traveled by orbital maglev to the moon two days ago for a vacation after a long work session attempting to create matter without the empty space between the atoms, as a method for drilling to the center of planets. They deserved the time away on the moon.