Monday, March 26, 2018

Lunar and Planetary Haiku

photo of the moon by Geoffrey Landis
photo by GL

The Economist has an article about science haiku at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference:
including some examples:

Thermal Moonquakes: Implications for Surface Properties
Sunrise and sunset
Cracking, creaking, and rumbling
The Moon never rests.
                          --Renee Weber

I do have to admit I've probably written more than my share of haiku and pseudo-haiku, including more than a few science haiku.  If you like science haiku, though, you owe it to yourself to check out Mary Soon Lee's "Elemental Haiku," in the journal Science: one haiku for each element. And the sciku project page, the latest scientific and mathematical discoveries, thoughts and ideas... in the form of haiku.

Image for hydrogen haiku

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