there's a nice piece at nobelprize.org describing key results in our understanding of how stars form and die that led to nobel prizes! the article contains several lovely images and short videos and starts with this space poem by nobel laureate in literature, harry martinson...
The galaxy swings round
like a wheel of lighted smoke,
a smoke composed of stars.
It is sunsmoke.
For lack of other words we call it sunsmoke,
Do you see.
I don't feel languages are equal
To what that vision comprehends.