Hills Astronomy Group
Poems by Jim Fulcomer
Everyone, of course, knows Eros, an Asteroid which
could come near us.
Which again, gives some concern, should orbits take a nasty
But now we learn of lonely Eris, a planetoid whose path won’t
For she, like Pluto, tours in ellipse, so far away, she never
inside the inner-planet’s ring. So we’re safe from a potential
A stranger from the Kuiper Belt, just like Pluto and we felt,
such loss from his recent demotion.Was it his peculiar motion?
For Eris wanders further out and would cause trouble, some
because her mass and density, makes Pluto a non-entity.
She also has a tiny moon, Dysnomia, who orbits like a wee
She also sports an atmosphere. In snowy white, it does appear.
We could call her Pluto’s sister. I don’t know how we almost
The furthest member of our system-I won’t take the time to list
Don’t look for Eris in your finder. She’s very small - just a