Frabjous Times

space scifaiku poetry math

Crossing Oceanus

at the edge of the
ink-black reef
no land in sight

the antipodes,
where the folks are
“Astronomers tracking the little spaceship's 26-year journey from Earth believe Voyager has gone through a region known as termination shock, some 8.7 billion miles from the Sun, and entered an area called the heliosheath.
This region is where the charged solar particles known as the solar wind apparently slow down from a top speed of 1.5 million mph and bump up against gas from the space beyond our solar system.”
Boy's Surface: “According to the whimsical and delightful book by Jean Pierre Petit ‘Le Topologicon’, it can be pictured as a planet with only a single pole
Last modified: Thu May 26 09:44:10 EDT 2005
Added antipodal verse. Added math tags.
Previously published: Thu May 26 08:50:12 2005
Previously published: Thu May 26 09:46:07 2005
Previously published: Wed May 25 22:19:12 2005