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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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Planet Ahead

Astronomers scanning the skies/ Saw 7 rocks roughly earth’s size/ Go round a pink sun/ That’s called Trappist-1,/ A place to go if our sun dies./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39034050 OK, I toyed with taking this one in a political direction, but played … Continue reading

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Rosetta Hits Stone

A probe that was tracking a comet/ Was sent kamikaze to bomb it/ Rosetta crash-landed/ Eternally stranded/ But first dispatched images from it./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37520420 A probe that was tracking a cometWas sent kamikaze to bomb it#Rosetta crash-landedEternally strandedBut first dispatched … Continue reading

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Proxi Music

Excited astronomers say/ They know of a planet that may/ Have life – and what’s more/ It’s almost next door,/ Just over four light years away!/// https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130884-100-proxima-b-closest-earth-like-planet-discovered-right-next-door/ Excited astronomers sayThey know of a planet that mayHave life – and what's … Continue reading

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Another Girl, Another Planet

When Tim called the missus from space/ He wound up with egg on his face/ To general mirth/ He contacted earth/ But got someone else in her place./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/astronaut-tim-peake-calls-wrong-number-from-the-international-space-station-a6785766.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/680398718001086464

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Another Planet

A planet that NASA can see/ That’s called Kepler 452b/ Is quite like the Earth/ Though larger in girth/ And may be the home of ET./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33641648 A planet that NASA can see That's called Kepler 452b Is quite like the Earth Though … Continue reading

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Lander Ahoy!

A lander asleep on a comet/ Like something from Wallace and Gromit/ Has now reawoken/ And finally spoken/ So data may soon be got from it./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33126885 A lander asleep on a comet Like something from Wallace and Gromit Has now reawoken & … Continue reading

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2014 In Review 3: Weird Science

So what did we learn about the world in 2014? We learned that a comet can be caught, Richard III was a bastard, and neanderthals invented the paleo diet. We also learnt that… Fish, such as dace do it, Even … Continue reading

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