Star Trails and Wonder Making

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

Taken by Expedition 31 flight engineer Don Pettit from aboard the ISS, NASA has posted a number of star trail images that are simply gorgeous.

See more here.

From Brian Greene to Michio Kaku to Sean Carroll, the IdeaFestival has a long history of hosting mind blowing speakers on the nature physical reality. And while you might be tempted to come to the IdeaFestival this year to hear one of Time's 100 most influential people, theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, you might also consider buying that all-access pass to encounter poet Nikky Finney.

Wonder-making is what they do.

Between now and then, check out these star poems.


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