Lillian here, delighted to host today’s Poetics.
I thought today I’d have us all look up. And how better to do that than through a telescope?
In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope, named after Edwin Hubble, was launched to orbit around the earth. Using Wikipedia, let’s get some perspective on the Hubble:
- It’s as long as a large school bus.
- It weighs as much as two adult elephants.
- It travels around the Earth at about 5 miles per second. That’s as fast as driving a car from the East Coast of the United States to the West Coast in 10 minutes!
- It takes pictures of planets, stars and galaxies. It’s seen stars born and it’s seen stars die. It’s seen galaxies trillions of miles from earth.
When I see photos from the Hubble, it makes me realize how teeny-tiny each one of us is while on this earth, within our…
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