The Coming of Spring and Easter March 11

-1Einstein Cross

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ -John 8

 The L.A. Times reports that:
An international team has discovered four separate images of the same distant supernova arranged in the shape of a cross — and this unusual trick of the light could help scientists test the structure of the cosmos… The formation of the four supernova images, in a shape known as an Einstein Cross, had been predicted half a century ago by Sjur Refsdal, a Norwegian astrophysicist who died in 2009. The new supernova is named SN Refsdal in his honor.

 So, let’s see if I’ve got this straight: The picture above is of the same supernova from different views, but we see them as four different supernovas. However, by the time we see them, they are already gone. And, this star formation that we see (that isn’t really there) had been predicted fifty years ago.
How do we really measure time, or eternity?
As that famous limerick goes:

There was a young lady named Bright
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She set out one day
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.

About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United Stares, where I have recently retired from public school teaching after thirty-four years. I am a nature photographer, particularly focusing on the the wide variety of birds to be found in this area. I am a keen supporter of the Massachusetts Audubon and the exceptional work that they do in education and protecting nature. It pleases me that many of the photographs I have posted here have also been displayed on the Wachusett Meadow Audubon in Princeton, MA website. I would love to connect with other primary school teachers in the hope that these photos might be useful in inspiring children to a greater connection with nature.

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