ZODIACMATRIX
MONDO TOMORROW

GALACTIC MATRIX

DR. JOHN HUCHRA
Cosmic Cartographer

Imagined that brightness
and rotation speeds of spiral galaxies
serve as cosmic distance markers.

Measured the distances between
galaxies beyond the Milky Way
using astronomical centrifugal forces.

Mapped a dark matter universe
clustered into dense knots of galactic threads
and empty voids millions of light years deep.

RIP John Peter Huchra
(1948.12.23 – 2010.10.08)
paraphrased from NYT 

photo NOAO/AURA/NSF via wiiikiiii

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