Lookin’ Up!


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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Published by Henrietta Watson

Hello my name is Henrietta Watson. I am a mother of a 29 year old daughter and a 22 year old son. I also have a 4 year old granddaughter and a 2 year old granddaughter.I am a Security Officer. I also write short stories, blogs and poems. I like cooking,grilling,fishing,skating,playing billiards,going out to eat and going to see movies.

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