It’s not in a far distant galaxy. It’s less than a thousand light years away – This gassy rope of stellar nursery a sine wave, crisscrossing our Milky Way. Nine thousand light years long, not far from Earth, astronomers today just noticed it. Although parts of it were seen giving birth, our optics […]Read more "THE RADCLIFFE WAVE (“More Things in Heaven …”)"
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL … Let me rephrase that: Take me to someone with whom to exchange knowledge.Read more "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL …"
BETELGEUSE (Big Orange Ball Of Hot Air) An elderly giant, beyond your time,. you were the candidate most thought might blow; you fit the classic, tragic paradigm. All focused on you, expecting a show … “The hotter the star, the briefer its span.” When recently you began to look dim, we hoped to […]Read more "BETELGEUSE (Big Orange Ball Of Hot Air)"
ICARUS STAR Gravity makes a “magnifying glass” out of the space that it causes to bend — a cosmic telescope that can surpass those on or around the Earth, and extend our visual range by two thousand fold, with a billions of light years focal length, allowing us to see a star so old, nine […]Read more "Icarus Star"
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"
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"
FORMATION Dust coalesces in orbital overture – music of the spheresRead more "FORMATION"
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"