This image really puts into perspective how unbelievably vast our universe is.
Each of the thousands of dots in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars, revealed in a region of space called the Lockman hole, which allows a clear line of sight out into the distant universe, as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory.
This is so cool. Puts things in perspective!
can’t stop won’t stop doodlin’ ladies
Because Iccara’s art makes me so happy! I mean look! Her doodles look like finished, polished, perfection!! That dynamic angle! That look on the girl’s face!! I could stare for hours!! <3
‘THAT WILL BE THE DAY’ is an audio/visual collaboration between composer Aldo Aréchar and motion graphics artist Matthew DiVito AKA Mr. Div (mrdiv.tumblr.com).
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All animation was created in Cinema 4D and After Effects.
This is SO BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE abstract 3D work. It reminds me of the computer animation I watched as a kid over and over that got me interested in 3D in the first place. It has a magical place in my heart.
100,000 Stars is a new experiment for Chrome web browsers (or any other WebGL browser like Firefox or Safari) that lets you interactively explore the Milky Way galaxy with your mouse and scroll wheel. It is gorgeous and well worth exploring.
I hope they hid Bender out there somewhere.
Side Note: The two images shown above are mere crop outs from ESA’s recent hit: The 9 Billion Pixel Image of 84 Million Stars. These two focus on the bright center of the image for the purpose of highlighting what a peak at 84,000,000 stars looks like.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile have released a breathtaking new photograph showing the central area of our Milky Way galaxy. The photograph shows a whopping 84 million stars in an image measuring 108500×81500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels.
It’s actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory’s VISTA survey telescope, the same camera that captured the amazing 55-hour exposure. Three different infrared filters were used to capture the different details present in the final image.
The VISTA’s camera is sensitive to infrared light, which allows its vision to pierce through much of the space dust that blocks the view of ordinary optical telescope/camera systems.
How the Chinese and the Greeks viewed (pretty much) the same sky.
It’s pretty remarkable how differently two cultures can connect the same dots, don’t you think?
(maps via radical cartography)
This is AMAZING. And wonderful because you can click on the pics to flip between the two and compare.
As someone who’s worked in 2 Planetariums, my brain is almost hard wired to see the Ancient Greek version of things, but wow the Chinese one is so much more in depth! They saw so many things! And much more as markers representing ideas than actual images of things.
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