And I never quite understood
why people let others
reach into them and
pull out what they liked
and discard the rest
then walk away
and I never quite understood
why people let others
treat them like they were
replaceable, discardable, forgettable
I spent countless hours
at 3 am and 3 pm
consoling my friends
asking them over and over
why, why, why
you knew he was bad
You knew she was
a monster with bright red
nails and sharp tint
in her eyes
and they would say
if only you knew
they would give up
everything they had
for just one more second
and I never could understand.

And then I met you
and it all made sense.

—  I would sell my soul for one more touch by a.k.s
Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Nov 28, 2014
One of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. The current most common methods measure relative distances, but now research from the Niels Bohr Institute demonstrates that precise distances can be measured using supermassive black holes. The results are published in the scientific journal, Nature. The active galaxy NGC 4151 called the, ‘Eye of Sau
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