Fifth State of Matter – You’ve Never Seen This #poem #poetry #physics #NASA

The world that we see
Can’t show, normally,
Quantum properties
Because of gravity.

So Einstein and Bose,
A century ago,
Said get atoms cold,
Really, really cold.

Now those NASA imps
Gives us all a glimpse,
Coming to grips
With quantum tricks.

A tool for you and me,
Created so cleverly,
To parse relativity
And search for dark energy.

Calculate the transition temperature for yourself 😉

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A team of NASA scientists unveiled the first results from BEC (Bose Einstein Condensate) experiments aboard the International Space Station, where particles can be manipulated free from Earthly constraints, creating the fifth state of matter.

Aboard the ISS, the BECs lasted more than a second, offering the team an unprecedented chance to study their properties. phys.org

Space Song – Home on Lagrange #poem #poetry #science

astrodynamics diagramOh give me a locus
Where the gravitons focus,
Where the three-body problem is solved,
Where the microwaves play
Down at 3 degrees K,
And the cold virus never evolved.

by William S. Higgins and Barry D. Gehm

Thanks to NASA

Coronavirus Poem #haiku #sciku #coronavirususa #poem

Powerful be warned
Nature’s smallest form of life
Lays the largest low

CDC model of corona virus, Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

Of course, this should be expected. It’s not the first time we’ve been foolishly surprised. Consider David & Goliath, where we modern people miss the point entirely.

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