CONSTANT VALUE In a universe where curvature skews angles, pi still won’t be three.Read more "CONSTANT VALUE"
COSMIC SIMPLIFICATION Parabolically, along a stretched “rubber sheet,” planets roll like balls.Read more "COSMIC SIMPLIFICATION"
All diamonds just dull compressed carbon chunks, until we catch their brilliance.Read more "In The Rough"
” … 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"
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"