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  Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences   2000 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309

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Jimmy Negus

Ph.D. Graduate Student - Astrophysics

© 2020 by James Negus


Cosmic Rebirth

July 21, 2017


My body drifts through the deepest pockets of space
Eyes gaze out ahead as I meander through the cold darkness
The reduced gravity is one less binding force

The radiant light from the distant stellar eruption peers into the peripheral
Emitting beams of photons that intensely penetrate cosmic dust
Neon hues of vibrant light stimulate the senses

Remote in this celestial sphere, the source of this luminous spectacle is resolved - a supernova

A massive star violently contracts and expands, preluding the ejection of the outer shell
Expelled matter counters the binding fundamental forces
The bow shock of the remnant radiates throughout the intricate interstellar medium

A spiral galaxy emerges
Within the galactic heart, active jets emanate from the supermassive black hole
Gamma rays are fiercely ejected from the source, stripping form

Gluons and quarks are detached as my constituent particles drift
They interact with the turbulent atmosphere of a gas giant in close proximity
Flowing towards the gravitational well of an energetic quasar on the cosmic horizon
Dark matter and energy reveal themselves within galactic filaments

Drifting past dense neutron stars and fading red dwarfs

The electromagnetic spectrum becomes transparent

Atoms meander aimlessly before coalescing within a bright nebula
As form develops the matter settles onto a planet

A new journey begins





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