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Tanka #1

Two atoms collide
Within a hydrogen sea
Deep inside a star;
Now shine! Piercing light erupts
From the feeble tomb of mass.


Cherenkov Telescope at Sunset

On October 10, a new telescope reflected the light of the setting Sun. With dark horizon above and sunset colors below, its segmented mirror inverts an image of the beautiful evening sky in this snapshot from the Roque del Los Muchachos Observatory on the Canary Island of La Palma. 138 altre parole


Orionids (Astronomy: Week of 10/14/18)

I haven’t generally had much luck writing about meteor showers.  By which I mean that the showers I mention (so far!) have typically fizzled…  On the flip side of that, I didn’t mention the Draconids at all, because they’re such a “minor” shower, but a couple weeks ago my wife and I saw 6 in the span of as many minutes, including two very bright ones, one maybe even bright enough to be considered a “fireball”. 219 altre parole


The Mysteries of Astronomy are Beyond Human Understanding

Job 38:31–33

31      “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,

Or loose the belt of Orion?

32      Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? 285 altre parole


The use of Astronomy to Determine Dates

Genesis 1:3–5

3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 406 altre parole


First-Ever Halley Comet Sighting: It Was All Greek

Ancient Greeks may have observed Halley’s comet fly by the earth some 226 years before the the existence of the most famous comet of them all was first recorded by Chinese or Babylonian observers. 636 altre parole