Kepler s Aria, lyrics by Bruce Sterling
My heart's full of hopes, science in my telescopes
My screens are full of data that we 're always seeking
Finding brave new worlds every week.
Orbital dynamics make my brain glow.
I sing with the satellites beyond our sky blue.
There's no finer thing that a technician can do.
Eyes of mankind, search among the stars to find
Habitable planets where some day we'll see
Space controllers out there, just like me.
Arms of our galaxy, the joy of astroseismology,
I discover planets that are extrasolar, that's my noble calling as a space controller.
We study gleaming stars, we're smarter than a hundred Apple Genius Bars.
Any day we'll bring the world a big surprise, pretty sure to win us all the Nobel Prize.
Kepler's bright stars, celestial guitars
I record the loops and tracks of orbit
I'm the D.J. here, you'd better not ignore it!