1.2 million galaxies mapped out

That’s a lot of suns both alive and dead

It’s made me feel completely overwhelmed

As possibilities scream through my head


The 3-D map may unlock the secrets

Of a mysterious dark energy

Relating to universe expansion

Buttressing theories of gravity


World-wide group of scientists met in peace

Mapping space billions of light years away

Measurements taken over a decade

Expanding our minds with this news today


Can you look at this map and still pretend

That all war and hatred is a godsend?


(c) 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: 3-D map of 1.2 million galaxies (IFLS article)





  1. An important message, a sobering call in the closing lines.
    With the vastness of space, I wonder how do I not feel tired to loom with my thoughts about exploring it, when sometimes even a city near by seems too far away…

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