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"
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"
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 […]Read more "UNEQUIVICAL STAGING"
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The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…
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 […]Read more "TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN"
IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET? Two things cannot occupy the same space, But, if they’re bosons, this doesn’t apply. Like clowns in a clown car, they can embrace the same quantum state, but no one knows why. Of course, they cannot be negative or get any sort of a charge out of […]Read more "IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET?"
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"
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 […]Read more "TOPPING THE STAR CHARTS"
RIP OR CRUNCH Most think the universe will Rip, some few think Crunch. Dark Energy is gaining grip. It’s most unlikely things will flip. Gravity’s always lacked the punch to stop the matter expanding, but whether it goes crunch or rip, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Many should recognize this as […]Read more "RIP or CRUNCH"