Settler words&music in S'ólh Téméxw, (leanpub.com/upsun) living where privilege meets precarity in MST country. she/her/they———– Novels: Midnite Moving Co., Upsun; Sweep Off Those Waves coming soon, Hair Sinister after that. —Restore All Indigenous Lands!
2 thoughts on “Saturn and Minneapolis updates”
Your connection with Carolyn Porco is SOOO neat. Such a “You are there” feeling to the work she is doing with the Cassini mission. Today’s New Scientist restricted itself to noting the fact that the pre-IAU name for the 60th moon is Frank.
Well, why not.
And who knew, a couple of generations backwhen we learned there were four Gallilean moons and a handful of others, that early in the next century the number would be 60 and counting. It seems to be no longer possible to rhyme off all the moons of all the planets of Sol.
A song, a song!
Mercury has got no moon
and Venus whirls alone
The Earth has Luna, large and bright
To shed light on the darkest night
Red planet Mars has two small moons
Deimos and Phobos fly above the dunes
The moons, the moons, the beautiful moons
across our Solar System
I’ve made a list for memory
so everyone can list ’em
Jupiter has company
So far we’ve counted 63
and some of them so new and small
that they don’t have any names at all
The ones with names that we all know
are famous thanks to Galileo
Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Europa
put them in order by size
The littlest moons, 14 of them so far
Don’t even have names, no surprise
In no special order I’ll call out the rest
And try to stay conscious or you’ll flunk the test:
Metis, Amalthea, Leda and Carpo
Thebe, Elara, Sinope and Mneme
Erinome, Helike, Hermippe and Kale
Kore, Hegemone and Thelxinoe
Euporie, Sponde, Ananke, Thyone
Pasiphae, Cyllene, Eukelade
Euridome, Kallichore, Carme and Arche
Lysithea, Himalia, Themisto, Adrastea
about then I gave it up as a bad job…