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 […]
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“I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.”
– Paul Dirac to Robert Oppenheimer
“You forgot that science has evolved from poetry, and failed to see that a change of times might beneficently reunite the two as friends, at a higher level and to mutual advantage.”
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Unlit on the stage, the dark juggler must be there, though we just see stars.
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… and, in the fireworks that will ensue,
new stars will be conceived and born anew.
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This Acrostic poem spells Milky Way Galaxy down the left margin, to commemorate finding the super massive black hole at our own galaxy’s center, called Sagittarius A (and here, the word “Star” is what’s spoken, but it’s written as:) “*.” So the title is “Sagittarius A* , pronounced Sagittarius-A-Star (stop looking for the footnote). The […]
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It would be possible to chart a course for a planet in another galaxy, only to find out its star had already gone supernova before we had even begun our journey. Since, at present, we have no hope of traveling faster than light, we can only obtain distant information at the speed of light, so […]
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We’re about to discover how small we are.
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“CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE” won in Lone Stars Magazine’s competition of the same name in 2012.
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