Friday, December 26, 2014

Carpe Diem ~~ Stars; new and old

new and old
Star is born today *
Nebula bursting with pride
Hubble telescoped

Catch a falling star
Old song, put it in a jar
Old star fell today
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Photo and Poem Copyright, ©  2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linking with 
instructions are there

and also on Open Link Monday, December 29, I'm linked with
Kerry at
* Notes: 
1.  For a scientific explanation of how a star is born to read, check this site:
2.  We spent Christmas Day and this morning at our daughter's home with her and her family (pictured below are grand-daughters, KP and BP, karaoke for Christmas practicing to be stars-click for larger size).
 3.  New star formation"Astronomers searching the sky with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard — a mere 7 million light years away.
The findings, ... isolated dwarf spheroidal galaxies are really hard to find, in part because they're missing those telltale nebulae full of hydrogen gas that could have helped feed star formation. In fact, the only other one found in the Local Group, KKR 25, was found by the same research group way back in 1999. KKs3 seems to have an interesting life history that could shed light on the strange processes that formed it. Though most of its stars are 12 billion years old or older, there appear to have been two smaller periods of star-formation around 5 billion years ago and even more recently, around 2 billion years ago or less ..."  Source, Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood at .

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At Friday, December 26, 2014 5:56:00 PM, Blogger PirateGunn said...


At Friday, December 26, 2014 7:35:00 PM, Blogger Chèvrefeuille said...

Welcome at Carpe Diem Jim ... what a nice set of haiku you've shared here ... nice photos ... my grandkids love to sing too ...

At Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Anyone who can catch a falling star is cleverer than I!

Shining Crystal Star

At Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Now that is interesting...but I have to say your grand-daughter is a much brighter star!!

At Saturday, December 27, 2014 7:19:00 PM, Blogger Janice said...

Nice pair of haiku as well as great information.

At Saturday, December 27, 2014 9:23:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The Universe in all its aspects is eternally fascinating. Even such grand things as stars are born and then die. Makes me a little sad to think of.
Thanks for visiting me at

At Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:20:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Wonderful Jim, some science works well - fascinating what we can catch on Hubble telescope.

At Monday, December 29, 2014 1:05:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

Its a stary stary world!

At Monday, December 29, 2014 5:58:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Compliments of the season to you, Jim. I like the idea of new stars being born as old ones fall.

At Monday, December 29, 2014 6:03:00 AM, Blogger Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

...everybody knows that. kidding. i echo Kerry O'Connor's sentiment. ..the idea of new stars as old ones age, dissipate into 'dark' energy and new ones are born

that's my sequence of events and i'm sticking to it

feliz ano nuevo, mi amigo

At Monday, December 29, 2014 7:47:00 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Love the idea of Hubble as a jar-like star catcher scoop.

At Monday, December 29, 2014 8:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like life... love these, Jim

At Monday, December 29, 2014 8:45:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It is really fascinating how much is beyond us that we don't even know about. I mean astrologers are finding new things all the time. I always get that sense of wonder when I look up at the clear night sky and see the thousands of stars that flicker there. It is almost like looking at the many worlds outside of our own. Simple amazing! :)

At Monday, December 29, 2014 9:51:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

So nice to be together with the family during festive times. A star in the making, yes! Eventually a star is born! Wonderful write Dr Jim!


At Monday, December 29, 2014 2:10:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

this the season of star dreams

Happy holidays

much love...

At Monday, December 29, 2014 8:14:00 PM, Blogger Sweeper of Dreams said...

How delightful! Beautiful post, loved the poem - reminded me of some of my favorite ee cummings.

At Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:27:00 PM, Blogger Suzy said...

That made me all starry eyed. Thanks for sharing the information that was a fun read. Happy 2015.

At Thursday, January 01, 2015 3:56:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

BP is a very lovely young lady now, Dr & Mrs Jim :)


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