Monday, April 16, 2012

Solar System Poems 16: A Return to this Sprite

Found by Lassell in the British heavens,
the marmalade sky yielding icy gems.
Far from being at sixes and sevens,
a tidy four were spotted by his lens.

When Voyager arrived twelve decades later
it found our subject cut by valles and troughs.
The general lack of very large craters
suggests resurfacing (perhaps died off).

A return to this sprite remains uncertain
though none can arrive until decades hence.
Still, some look to reraise the curtain
and look to an encore with much suspense.

And when again a probe we dispatch
the science will be her own ex'llent match

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