Its 0245 and I'm quiet sleepy. I was able to get the reset function (upon player death) to be a lot smoother. Had a bit of trouble getting the unprotected planets (red) to change back to their original colors after the player had landed on them, but I solved the problem and can retire to sleep :D! Fixed:
The player returns to their starting position (without re-loading the level).
The player leaves a bright trail back to their starting Pos.