Thursday, February 2, 2012

One side of the moon is permanently turned away from the Earth due to tidal forces creating what is known as “tidal-lock."  To better understand our celestial companion, we launched dual space sensor satellites on a reconaissance mission, GRAIL:
Because the moon doesn’t rotate on its axis, the far side receives no relief from meteors and other space debris travelling in its direction. The result is the cratered surface you see below.

The far side as imaged by the Apollo 16 spacecraft:
Part of the near side is on the left in this image.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Kaskade - 4AM (Adam K & Soha Remix) 

Muses' Fates

Muses' Fates

Laughing Muses dancing
Round about dearest Fates,
All together singing
Each with the other mates,

Born from their love-making
Poets washed with fresh dew,
And while dew-drops yet cling
Verses are penned anew,

The moist ink transforming
Beading upon the quill,
Now evaporating
Crystalline words distill,

To the Fates, Muses sing
With pleasured notes, throats fill,
Satisfied, they take wing
Off, to another thrill.
© 2007 T.A.Rickey