A big moon and a little moon, orbiting Saturn.
Moons like Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) are large enough that their own gravity is sufficient to overcome the material strength of the substances they are made of (mostly ice in the case of Tethys) and mold them into spherical shapes. But small moons like Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across) are not massive enough for their gravity to form them into a sphere. Janus and its like are left as irregularly …
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A horse, looking well.
From Manuel vétérinaire, ou traité sur les Maladies du Cheval, et sur les remédes qu’on doit employer pour les Guerir, a veterinary guide for horses that don’t look well.
There’s a star in the East….
SONG: “Aware of Emptiness.”
SOURCE: Based on “China’s dark-matter satellite launches era of space science”, Nature, 17 Dec 2015, as used in the post “Monkey King goes in search of dark matter.”
ABSTRACT: Is it tacky to use something sorta competitive as a writing prompt? Because that’s what I did. One of the folks from Song Fu 2012 has started a thing – it’s over here: http://songdojo.rocks/.
The challenge issued there was to write a song about packaging, and to i…