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Image of Titan's surface taken by the Huygens probe on January 14, 2005.  Image credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image of Titan’s surface taken by the Huygens probe on January 14, 2005. Image credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Let’s go for a creek walk
you and I
and skip rocks across
the methane

and maybe we could picnic
in a spot with a view
of the etherized sun

that might as well be
sunset on a foggy beach
back home.

Let’s go for a creek walk
you and I
and turn over some rocks
that are not
gneiss, schist, or quartz.

but leave the bucket behind.
I’m not expecting to find crawfish
this time.

I’ve walked a lot of creeks
in my life

some with fast water
some with slow
some with no

and trust me

we need to check this one out.

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APOD for April 9, 2012, “Blue Straggler Stars in Globular Cluster M53.” Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA

They are vagabonds,
rebels,
as stars go.

Refusing to sit still
and age to red

they wander off script

and siphon some beauty
off a binary companion.

The light touch-up
works.

In pictures,
they look FAB-U-LOUS

bluer
and seemingly younger than their peers

though anyone who reads
the cautionary label on the product knows

they’re burning out
faster.