On the recent discovery of PH1, a circumbinary planet orbited by two more distant stars
|We are always searching:
hunter-gatherers of the heavens,
we scrape for crumbs
to fill our hunger.
We found you tucked
in God's back pocket,
jingling like a lost button
with four forgotten pennies.
Across five thousand light years
of dark, empty desert,
we thirst for your blazing oasis—
but you remain
So we search on:
upend the sky,
sift through spilled stars like sand,
look for other suns, worlds,
souls who yearn back.
* In 2012, astronomers discovered the first reported case of a planet orbiting a pair of twin suns that is in turn orbited by a second distant pair of stars.
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