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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RIP or CRUNCH

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 […]

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PONDEROUS PUNDIT

PONDEROUS PUNDIT   In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]

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At Odds

AT ODDS   Researchers seeking solutions can’t say, “Things are the way they are because of God.” From Spirit, scientists must shy away or risk their labors be seen as slipshod. The fraction of them considered devout must keep their studies apart from belief, not daring to proselytize about what brings their natures comfort and […]

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Dilemma

  DILEMMA Faith is often blind, and that seems tragic. It drops to its knees, humble and devout. Science’s problem is lack of magic. It can’t accept the mystical throughout. Each sees light stream through a prism of glass. The pious think of stained glass and God’s bliss, and all but simplicity they let pass. […]

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Seager, Ye Shall Find

While not included in Bard Of Mars, this is a limerick tribute to Professor Sara Seager of MIT, who kindly authored the foreword to the book. She also was inspiration for the haiku above and below. Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is a Professor […]

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