The alt text in today’s XKCD is a beautiful little poem.

Telescopes and bathyscapes
and sonar probes of Scottish lakes,
Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse
explained with abstract phase-space maps,
some x-ray slides, a music score,
Minard’s Napoleonic war:
the most exciting new frontier
is charting what’s already here.

I formatted the lines, so it might not scan the way Randall wanted. Tough.