I look for a hope and I start toward Enceladus, just toward a geyser, for a little sign of life.   I abandon my skis and I open my parachute to arrive in the ocean and to swim…   But Saturn lifts from among glaciers calling me by force like a god.   From the depths of the gigantic world I fell I rise along with life.   Then I start toward the planet surrounded by rings to spin with it and to slowly come down on its gaseous surface.   Andrei Dorian Gheorghe’s Note:   Enceladus is...

Rockets rush skyward, Flash, fall. Jet plane rises too And continues on In fading twilight The plane heads for a slim moon… A long night ahead Going from one light To another, not minding The darkness between. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

The 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (La Palma, Canary Islands) is the largest optical telescope in the world and was launched in 2009 on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy. To photographically catch it together with the Milky Way had been an older plan of Valentin Grigore, enriched in his spring 2014 expedition with a spectacular fireball. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

No one noticed the sunset tonight As the final flame disappeared in the sea. No one paid attention to the beauty outside. All eyes glued to computers and TV. No one glanced up at the sky so dark, unconcerned with reason or fate. They shut their doors, turned on their lights, untouched by the sky's blackest slate. As stars appear in the sky above Streetlights turn on, artificial light sown. No one noticed the world beyond their walls and how little the stars now shone. No one took time to wander outside to observe what the night creates Tucked in...

Is it anything to be compared in beauty with exotic plants on an exotic island (La Palma in the Atlantic Ocean) under the Milky Way? Perhaps just a real excursion among the stars… Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login