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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Dance of Galaxies

posted by on November 3 at 9:39 AM


The eye of the world that thinks (or the eye of the one world that produces a substance that thinks about thinking), the Hubble telescope, recently enabled the mirror and recorder of deep space (thought) to reflect on a blue ring

…[that] was formed after one galaxy (on the left) passed through another (the galaxy on the right). Just as a pebble thrown into a pond creates an outwardly moving circular wave, or ripples, an outwardly propagating ring of higher density was generated at the point of impact of the two galaxies. As this excess density collided with outer material that was moving inwards due to the gravitational pull of the two galaxies, shocks and dense gas were produced, stimulating star formation.

Poetry is the condition of all writing that details celestial events.

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Stop smoking pot, Mudede!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | November 3, 2008 9:52 AM

Smoke more pot, Mudede!

I love Hubble.


Posted by diggum | November 3, 2008 9:56 AM

(113) His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"
"It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."

Posted by max solomon | November 3, 2008 10:05 AM

Galaxy Sex, Booyah

Posted by vooodooo84 | November 3, 2008 10:13 AM

One day, Charles, our offspring will look from the stars to see our home galaxy torn apart by nature. God only knows how we will think then.

And, Charles is not a pothead. He is a drunk. There's a difference.

Posted by erostratus | November 3, 2008 12:20 PM

So beautiful to see. So profound to understand. So golden is this age.

Posted by Vince | November 3, 2008 1:04 PM

Aww, Charles, I really dig this post. Thanks.

Posted by Non, a mouse | November 3, 2008 11:59 PM

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