Stellar Atmospheres

NASA, ESA, The Hubble Key Project Team, and The High-Z Supernova Search Team

NASA, ESA, The Hubble Key Project Team, and The High-Z Supernova Search Team

The slow ticking of the universe,
Was brought to sudden cease by blinding light,
That rent the very fabric with such tears
Of violence poured forth with all hell’s might.
And all that moved was stopped in fear and fright.
We, who saw the light that travelled far,
Can almost hear the dying of the star.

© Phil Corbluth

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Newtonian Light

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) – ESA/Hubble Collaboration

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) – ESA/Hubble Collaboration

O! Heaving eyes from Earth that face the stars
And shape dim light to hues of Helium fire.
With slow ascent, decline: a pale Mars,
Whose barren plains perceive no human spire.
Of time long past this glass can but reflect;
Yet wonder of ancient light shall not decrease.
The wordless suns too many to inspect
Speak now of spheres whose populous increase.
Ask then, what moves beneath their starry cloak?
Or despair to guess and name a faceless fear.
Rejoice to be alone, the Earth it spoke,
Not quite alone, a wanderer moves near.
Our body revolve round quiet light infernal,
Not ever to rotate in flux eternal.

© Phil Corbluth