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"
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"
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 – […]Read more "Age Of The Universe"
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 […]Read more "DARK ENERGY ILLUSION"
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 […]Read more "PARABOLIC HYPERBOLE"
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 […]Read more "TIME’S ARCHERY"
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.Read more "Unseen Giant"
DARK GRAVITY The speed of light’s the limit, so we hold, as frequencies get stretched past infrared, and all the universe is growing cold a process that apparently has sped almost impossibly since it began because expansion should reduce its vim, and gravity should be custodian and sweep together, not its antonym. Thermodynamics on the […]Read more "DARK GRAVITY"
COLD COMFORT When life on this planet seems cumbersome and weighted with serious magnitude, delight dragged down by deep opprobrium, I pad into the kitchen for some food. In front of the refrigerator, I see tacked with tacky magnets your sweet face, in photographs that we took last July, and what was crushing becomes an […]Read more "COLD COMFORT"