Most of the space between the firmament and Earth is the cosmos or observable universe. There's something very odd about the cosmos: there's a disconnect between what we can see vs. what we believe about it.
90% of Your Mass is Missing
We (that's me and the Holy spirit) have an illustration from Physics that shows how Biblical literalists don't have an inkling of the extent to which the Bible can be taken literally.
If it Looks Like a Galaxy
Galaxies, in terms of the scientific definition, don't exist. The things that we call galaxies are ULM (unknown luminous matter), which consists of predominantly CFM (crystalline firmament material).
The Space Narrative
The peer review driven popular science space narrative (SciPop) starts with the premise that the Bible is wrong and the Earth is billions of years old. It continues with the idea that stars are distant suns and galaxies.
We have to take a step back and remember that we are on popular science turf (SciPop) when we start talking in their terms about the cosmos. SciPop wants you to believe that the stars are distant suns and galaxies.
Riding the Heavens
The idea that God or his agents may physically visit the Earth by riding on a piece of heaven may seem ridiculous. However it appears that a section of firmament is used like an elevator to travel between heaven and Earth.
The Narrative of Synonymy
The peer review driven narrative starts with the desire that the Bible is wrong, the Earth is billions of years old, and there's no possible way that the stars could, or would, fall to Earth.
The Role of Synonymy
Synonymy has primary and secondary roles. The primary is to make it seem as if the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy is impossible. In which case, if the Bible is the inerrant word of an omnipotent God, it's a fraud.
The Narrative of Heliocentricity
If it's good enough for Star Trek, it's good enough for popular science (SciPop). Besides, if you've seen it in a Star Trek episode you already believe it's true. Slam dunk.
DPMS – Axiom III
Since the time of Galileo the words star and sun have been used as synonyms. Synonymy is one of the ruling atheist deities. It's how popular science (SciPop) gets you to believe that the Earth is insignificant.