Saturday, September 21, 2013

Whitevinyl's SolarBeat

"UK-based Luke Wyman's Whitevinyl recently released Solar Beat a music box looped using the orbital frequencies of our own solar system. It's one of those simple concepts where astrophysics is translated into a pleasing ambient loop soundtrack that's more profound than your average web diversion."

Kind of a planetary Glockenspiel!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Death of a star - M2-9

Spectacular photo of a regular event in space
Hubble photo  APOD 

Another Space Theology bookmark Butterfly Nebula

At least I do not remember having seen before anything like this Hubble telescope masterpiece catching the dying moments of a regular star.

Scientists do not fully understand what is going on. It does not matter, in such images they have a wondrous resource for studying the matter in a way unimaginable just a generation ago.

Hubble's follower, the James Webb space telescope, has truly high expectations...