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Rover and out

A vehicle toured the red planet/ For years with no human to man it/ But now it’s all over/ For NASA’s Mars rover,/ Whose handlers at last had to can it./// A vehicle toured the red planetFor years with no … Continue reading

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Radio stars

Astronomers picked up a trace/ Of radio signals from space,/ Suggesting we may/ Discover some day/ A podcasting alien race./// Astronomers picked up a traceOf radio signals from space,Suggesting we mayDiscover some dayA podcasting alien race.#Space #FRB https://t.co/YSVygXSjOw — Mick … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year

To China it seemed opportune/ To claim the dark side of the moon,/ And show, in the race,/ To colonise space,/ Who’s currently calling the tune./// To China it seemed opportuneTo claim the dark side of the moon,And show, in … Continue reading

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Astro-nuts

A space probe passed Ultima Thule*/ And sent back a pic of it duly;/ The photo recalls/ A snowman, or balls,/ With one large and one smaller goolie**./// *Pronunciation note: that’s right, it’s thoolie. **Vocabulary note: this may be UK … Continue reading

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Stellar progress

An asteroid passing our star,/ Resembling a giant cigar,/ Named ‘Oumuamua/ Is like very few are/ And could be a probe from afar./// An asteroid passing our star,Resembling a giant cigar,Named 'OumuamuaIs like very few areAnd could be a probe … Continue reading

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Blast Off!

Some science that may entertain us/ Is news of an odour most heinous/ Like sulphurous farts/ Detected in parts/ Of air very close to Uranus./// Some science that may entertain usIs news of an odour most heinousLike sulphurous fartsDetected in … Continue reading

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Fly him to the Moon

There was an old orange-faced loon/ Who wanted to go to the moon./ “Enjoy your big ride”,/ The people replied – / “It can’t come a moment too soon!”/// https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-space/trump-wants-to-send-u-s-astronauts-back-to-moon-someday-mars-idUSKBN1E51QP There was an old orange-faced loonWho wanted to go to … Continue reading

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Riding Einstein’s Wave

Researching how space-time behaves/ Secured what a scientist craves,/ The big physics prize,/ For three U.S. guys/ Who found gravitational waves./// https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/03/nobel-prize-physics-discovery-gravitational-waves-ligo Researching how space-time behavesSecured what a scientist craves,The big physics prize,For three U.S. guysWho found gravitational waves — … Continue reading

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Space Invaders

Astronomers told us today/ That matter in our Milky Way/ Is extra-galactical/ Although just what practical/ Difference this makes, I can’t say./// https://www.newscientist.com/article/2141950-half-the-atoms-inside-your-body-came-from-across-the-universe/ Astronomers told us todayThat matter in our Milky WayIs extra-galacticalAlthough just what practicalDifference this makes, I can't … Continue reading

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Is there Life on Enceladus?

Astronomers seeking in space/ Detect a significant trace/ Of fluid vent patterns/ On one moon of Saturn’s,/ Which might imply life in the place./// https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/13/alien-life-saturn-moon-enceladus-nasa Astronomers seeking in spaceDetect a significant traceOf fluid vent patternsOn one moon of Saturn's,Which might … Continue reading

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