Friday, April 24, 2009

Cassini's continued mission - The Big Picture -

Incredible images from Saturn:
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is now a nearly a year into its extended mission, called Cassini Equinox (after its initial 4-year mission ended in June, 2008). The spacecraft continues to operate in good health, returning amazing images of Saturn, its ring system and moons, and providing new information and science on a regular basis. The mission's name, "Equinox" comes from the upcoming Saturnian equinox in August, 2009, when its equator (and rings) will point directly toward the Sun. The Equinox mission runs through September of 2010, with the possibility of further extensions beyond that. Collected here are 24 more intriguing images from our ringed neighbor.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Max Ernst, 02.04.1891 - 01.04.1976

Max Ernst "Europe After the Rain II", perhaps waiting for III...

Max Ernst
100' documentary on the artist


/ historical clairvoyance /

An early 20th century Hari Seldon: applied psychohistory, only in a real memorandum written in 1914 predicting pretty much the coming course of WWI. Via Doug Muir at FFOE.
- Pyotr Nikolayevich Durnovo (Пётр Николáевич Дурновó)