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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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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UNEQUIVICAL STAGING

UNEQUIVICAL STAGING Within a month of the date I was born, the Nobel Prize for Physics went to Born and Bothe – it seems the committee was torn as to whose breakthrough they would thus adorn. The world into which I was delivered was just discovering certitude wrong. Absolute exactness clearly quivered. Uncertain dualism came […]

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TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

   TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN   They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]

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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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TOPPING THE STAR CHARTS

In 1977, a recording of “Liu Shui” (流水; Stream), as performed by Guan, was chosen to be included in the Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated LP recording containing music from around the world, which was sent into outer space by NASA on the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft. It is the longest excerpt included on the disc (lasting seven minutes and […]

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