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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Andromeda



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Andromeda Spiral Galaxy: infrared image from Spitzer Space Telescope, 2005 (NASA/JPL-Caltech/P. Barmby, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)



Andromeda you give birth to new stars in your vast dusty arms

Swaths of red dust in wide lanes spin round

Twisting all the way into your center to be born


At your core smooth seas of older blue stars burn unregarding

At your heart crammed full of astral creation

Everything is dominated by starlight





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Andromeda Spiral Galaxy: infrared image from Spitzer Space Telescope, 2003 (NASA/JPL-Caltech/K. Gordon, U. of Arizona)

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