” … all Earth listening to the sound of rotor blades slicing alien atmosphere.”Read more "Companion To Perseverance"
Recently, we’ve learned that Pluto is a double (dwarf) planet in combination with its mutually tidally locked partner, Charon (pronounced Karen). No matter which “dwarf” you are on, the same side of the other will always face you. Charon cannot see Pluto’s heart, which is on Pluto’s “dark side,” relative to its view. Now called […]Read more "Tidally Blocked"
Earendel, “Morning Star” who twinkled bright within six million years of Cosmic Birth – the eldest star we can see in the night for now, with current optics, near the Earth – though Hubble can resolve you as a star we have a mirrored honeycomb in place that corrects for the light stretched to IR. […]Read more "Sharper Cosmos"
Appreciating, once tentacles point it out, what it is you see.Read more "Alien Tourism"
Bob sets out to explore a black hole.
Alice thinks she witnesses his demise.
Bob may return, but his time frame is no longer Alice’s.
Alice loved a space pilot named Bob. When she thinks of him, she chokes a sob, for he saw a black sphere, flying in, got too near and became a spaghettified blob.Read more "SINGULIMERICK"
Relativity’s a funny thing.Read more "RELATIVE TIME"
It’s not in a far distant galaxy. It’s less than a thousand light years away – This gassy rope of stellar nursery a sine wave, crisscrossing our Milky Way. Nine thousand light years long, not far from Earth, astronomers today just noticed it. Although parts of it were seen giving birth, our optics […]Read more "THE RADCLIFFE WAVE (“More Things in Heaven …”)"
BETELGEUSE (Big Orange Ball Of Hot Air) An elderly giant, beyond your time,. you were the candidate most thought might blow; you fit the classic, tragic paradigm. All focused on you, expecting a show … “The hotter the star, the briefer its span.” When recently you began to look dim, we hoped to […]Read more "BETELGEUSE (Big Orange Ball Of Hot Air)"