An incredible set of images are beaming back from the Cassini spacecraft as it orbits Saturn, snapping away at the sights. The moons Titan and Enceladus snuggling up together in front of Saturn’s rings creates an amazing view, especially when they are all lined up together. These were taken on May 21, 2011. I’ve posted some of what I think are the most amazing, below, or you can see the whole set at the Cassini raw images page. When the Cassini imaging team gets a chance to process (and colorize) these, they’ll likely go down as some of the most representative images from the entire mission.
[photo: Raw Cassini image of Titan and Enceladus backdropped by Saturn’s rings. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute]
Today we draw inspiration from Kenneth Noland’s Trans Flux (1963). He was an abstract painter although sometimes included with abstract expressionist painters. His works explore color and shape while experimenting with thin acryllic based paints that were almost impossible to change after the paint was layed on the canvas thus him referring to his works as “one shot” paintings.
He began working with chevron or v-shaped paintings and at first covered the entire canvas with paint. As time grew on, he started to leave some parts of the canvas untouched juxtaposing painted and unpainted surfaces on the canvas.
The Disappearing Country: With 80% of the country less than one metre above sea level, the residents of the Maldives’ 1,200 tropical islands have long been aware of their vulnerability to rising sea levels. In 2008, it was announced that the government would start diverting a percentage of the nation’s income from tourism into a fund to buy a new homeland. The deep irony that the island nation’s economy relies heavily on tourists arriving in polluting aircraft has not been lost on the islanders. (Sakis Papadopoulos)
This happens to me every time. Pokemon, my gamertag, my fallout character name, ect. It even happened when I was thinking about my Tumblr URL name. x]