MIRI, MIRI ON L2

THE IMAGERY OF IMAGES
This haiku to MIRI (Mid InfraRed Imager) begins of a new era, commemorating in enraptured ekphrasistic poetry the wonders NASA shares in their ever-improving, cosmic images.

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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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Sharper Cosmos

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. […]

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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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