“British astronomers have found that the giant black holes
in the centers of galaxies are on average spinning faster
than at any time in the history of the Universe.”
— May 23, 2011, Royal Astronomical Society
Two galaxies lose themselves in embrace.
Their once separate identities merge.
The black holes at their hearts begin to race
and spin faster as these dancers converge.
Drawn to each other, sharing all they are,
Eventually they become just one.
Their hearts, which seemed quiescent from afar,
are rocked by the encounter that’s begun.
Andromeda and Milky Way are two
who’ve found each other in the void of space,
and their attraction can only accrue,
until they come together face to face,
and, in the fireworks that will ensue,
new stars will be conceived and born anew.