Tidally Blocked

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 […]

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Sharper Cosmos

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. […]

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SINGULIMERICK

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.

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Age Of The Universe

AGE OF THE UNIVERSE   Indulging in lots of dark energy, she begins to grow detached and aloof.   Though parts of her are still quite attractive, she’s expanded substantially since youth, no longer can touch her extremities and has lost some of her former sparkle.   She remembers when she was much hotter – […]

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DARK ENERGY ILLUSION

DARK ENERGY ILLUSION If you travel at near the speed of light, the Universe before you seems to shrink, but as you slow down, then what you see might appear to expand, so that’s what you’d think. And if this actually is the case – that what we see is truly expanding – as we […]

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PARABOLIC HYPERBOLE

PARABOLIC HYPERBOLE   “The Geometry of Gravity,” reads the card of the museum’s display where metal spheres are leisurely launched along the lip of a parabolic funnel. They eddy in a sort of perpetual motion, their descent as imperceptible as inevitable. Early on, they collide, kissingly, as the longer rolling elliptically hoist themselves into intersecting […]

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TIME’S ARCHERY

TIME’S ARCHERY   Time’s passage changes with velocity and near a strong gravitational field. Mass and speed show full reciprocity — their equivalence now clearly revealed. If we accept that the Big Bang occurred, and matter was once infinitely dense, this measure alone would prove it absurd for time to pass. It just would not […]

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Unseen Giant

UNSEEN GIANT There was once a large planet called “9” Since not seen, no one dared to assign a name to this body, but, not to seem shoddy, on its structure and mass they’d opine.  

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