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posted : 2006.Dec.24 @ 4.55pm
Holiest of holies!

wicked photo flow!!!


posted : 2008.Dec.04 @ 3.22pm

Aesterozoa a demo by kewlers



posted : 2008.Dec.21 @ 5.04pm

Artist: Curtis Steiner

Watch the slide show and listen to the nice music.  It's such a cool project.

"1,000 identically patterned walnut blocks were used to create the 100 photographs you are about to see."



posted : 2009.Apr.20 @ 12.43pm
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.


Cassini peers through Saturn's delicate, translucent inner C ring to see the diffuse yellow-blue limb of Saturn's atmosphere. The image was taken on April 25, 2008 at a distance of approximately 1.5 million km (913,000 mi) from Saturn. Image scale is 8 km (5 mi) per pixel. (NASA/JPL/SSI)


Rhea passes in front of Saturn's larger, hazy moon Titan (which is lit from behind by the sun) in June of 2006. (NASA/JPL/SSI)


Saturn's high north is a seething cauldron of activity filled with roiling cloud bands and swirling vortices. A corner of the north polar hexagon is seen at upper left. The image was taken on Aug. 25, 2008 at a distance of approximately 541,000 km (336,000 mi) from Saturn. Image scale is 29 km (18 mi) per pixel. (NASA/JPL/SSI)


In this image of the F ring, taken shortly after its ring particles encountered the shepherd moon Prometheus, the disruption to the ring caused by the moon is evident. The bright core of the ring and its neighboring faint strands show kinks where the moon's gravity has altered the orbits of the ring particles. The image was taken on Oct. 23, 2008 at a distance of approximately 444,000 km (276,000 mi) from Saturn. Image scale is 2 km (1 mile) per pixel. (NASA/JPL/SSI)


Half an hour after Prometheus tore into Saturn's F ring, Cassini snapped this image just as the moon was creating a new streamer in the ring. The dark pattern shaped like an upside down check mark in the lower left of the image is Prometheus and its shadow. The potato shaped moon can just be seen coming back out of the ring. The moon's handiwork also is apparent in two previous streamer-channel formations on the right of the image. The darkest streamer-channel stretching from the top right to the center of the image shows Prometheus' previous apoapse passage about 15 hours earlier. Prometheus (86 km/53 mi across) dips into the inner edge of the F ring when it reaches apoapse, its farthest point from Saturn. At apoapse, the moon's gravity pulls out particles of the ring into a streamer. As Prometheus moves back toward periapse - its orbit's closest point to the planet - the streamer gets longer. Then, as Prometheus moves back toward apoapse, the streamer breaks apart which results in a dark channel. This streamer-channel cycle repeats once every orbit. The image was taken on Jan. 14, 2009 at a distance of approximately 555,000 km (345,000 mi) from Saturn. Image scale is 3 km (2 mi) per pixel. (NASA/JPL/SSI)

posted : 2009.Apr.24 @ 11.11am
I wouldn't normally post an ad here, but these are just awesome, and I happen to love the product...

posted : 2009.Apr.24 @ 12.00pm
Hey Air... I just watched 1000 blocks... beautiful. that was aesthetically healing, and after my heart in terms of seeing how much elegant design is possible when working within a stricktly limited amount of shapes...

posted : 2009.Apr.27 @ 6.39pm
sufkop those spacecraft photos are just ringcredible...

posted : 2009.Jun.03 @ 9.09am


im new to this forum

thought i would post up my art

this is a piece i did for dominance war(which in a concept art competition) recently

hope you guys like it

critiques would be appriciated Smile

this shaman is a archaic representation of the many shamans across the world with a large influence form the south American shamans. his life has been spent journeying the treacherous lands of the inner. through intense discipline and dedication he crossed the line of contemporary shamanism and and into the depths of the ego shattered lands of the other realm. he uses enthogenic substances to propel himself into an ecstatic seizure of overwhelming truth of the universe. he pretty much puts any other shaman to shame with his ability of tap into the unseen vibratory realm of the hyper real. he listens to the cosmic serpents. the sweet whisperings of their potent knowledge eventually infected his material state of being. very dr. manhattan-ish. his only reason for staying in this realm is his sympathy for the people of his tribe. his aim is to protect them from the effects of a highly infectious ways of the new world. he intends to maintain the way of the tribe to ensure the consistent transition of the few when the solar system aligns with the dark rift in the center of the galaxy.

posted : 2009.Jul.15 @ 3.21am

Moss graffiti by Anna Garforth:


Also reminded me of Moose's reverse graffiti:



posted : 2009.Aug.19 @ 3.15am

posted : 2009.Aug.19 @ 3.23am

Something completely different...


And somehow this won't embed,

so if you want to see a vortex smoke ring collision;

click this link!



posted : 2009.Aug.19 @ 11.10am

Brilliant animation.  (despite the fact that it's an advert)




posted : 2010.Sep.16 @ 6.36am

Eye of the Sun


Telescope captures most detailed image ever of a sunspot that is bigger than Earth



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