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Milk Spill

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Under inexorable gravity's pull,
galaxies often move toward one another.
Closer and closer they come to each other,
till astronomic smashups happen in full.

For no less than two of them, possibly three,
such a scenario has been predicted,
as computer simulations depicted
through the Hubble images researchers see.
Milky Way will have a new identity.
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Milk Spill
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: astronomy
Inspiration for the poem was from article, 'NASA's Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-On Collision'

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Image ~ This series of photo illustrations shows the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. (Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger)
Kevin Patrick 22 April 2019
Science and poetry to of the finest disciplines of human development, sandwiched here into a captivating poem. While I have been familiar with the great collision coming, I never thought to craft a poem as special as this, so a neighbor will crash our party, at least we have 4 billion years to plan the rumble. One word Stellar
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Harley White 23 April 2019
I very much like putting astronomy and poetry together of this sort. I’m so glad you found it captivating, which is my challenge. Thank you very much!
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Bill Cantrell 02 January 2017
No use crying over spilt milk yet, I like that outlook as the milky way and andromeda form a marriage..milkomedas children will carry on, yet time will reveal the answer as we are now on the outskitts of the milky way instead of the center we will get a birds eye view. Another great poem, yes the collision that is already in progress is unfelt at the momen. I'm looking forward to reading all of your poetry my deep thinking friend.
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Harley White 03 January 2017
Another astute comment from you... Thank you very much! As for my volume of poems, I have posted quite a variety of them over time, though recently I suppose there has been a predominance of astronomy ones, since I enjoy studying the skies. At any rate, I really appreciate your interest!
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Pamela Sinicrope 25 August 2016
The hubble telescope has provided you with much to write about. I won't cry over this spilt milk, but I enjoyed your rhyme and the pictures. Thanks.
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Harley White 03 January 2017
Thank you, Pamela. Indeed the Hubble telescope has provided many inspiring images to be treasured. I find it refreshing to turn my gaze upward...
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Loke Kok Yee 05 April 2016
I don't care much for science but I sure like your rhythm n rhyme thanks
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Clarence Prince 10 March 2016
Thanks for sharing, there is so much yet to learn, Harley!
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Howard Savage 19 January 2016
Some times you can't help but cry over spilled milk. Good poem.
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Kim Barney 19 January 2015
Interesting poem, very well written. Not quite what I expected when I clicked on the title. I see from Mr. Spock's comment that he has a poem called Big Bang Creation. I have one called Big Bang Memory. It's not what you would expect, either.
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Spock The Vegan 18 January 2015
Very nice poem! See my Big Bang Creation
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Gajanan Mishra 18 January 2015
The night sky all ablaze, good writing, thanks.
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