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David “Ipsum” Archer
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If you're an artist then chances are that more than a few of them will resonate with you.

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Approaching Jupiter
Video Composition & Copyright: Peter Rosén et al.; Music: The Awakening by Clemens Ruh

What would it look like to approach Jupiter? To help answer this, a team of 91 amateur astrophotographers took over 1,000 pictures of Jupiter from the Earth with the resulting images aligned and digitally merged into the featured time-lapse video. Image taking began in 2014 December and lasted just over three months. The resulting fictitious approach sequence has similarities to what was seen by NASA's robotic Juno spacecraft as it first approached the Jovian world last July. The video begins with Jupiter appearing as a small orb near the image center. As Jupiter nears from below, the planet looms ever larger while the rotation of its cloud bands becomes apparent. Jupiter's shrinking Great Red Spot rotates into view twice, at times showing unusual activity. Many white ovals are visible moving around the giant planet. The video ends as the imaginary spacecraft passes over Jupiter's North Pole.
2017 May 23

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Curve - Cuckoo 1993

Chaos and order

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It's not a petting zoo, folks.

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"NASA researchers have discovered that certain radio communications, known as VLF (very low frequency), are capable of interacting with particles in space, moving them in certain directions. We know we can affect the space weather around our planet, but this discovery might lead to ways that we could actually manipulate it."


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I've heard less coherent "political" speeches.

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Or a soundtrack to just unwind with after a long, trying day.

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The Corvid mind...

A few days ago, we watched a crow fly up to the gutter of a neighbor's house with a big chunk of something edible. It walked to the end and dropped the food into the gutter, and then grabbed a mat of leaves, and covered the food with it. Like a squirrel making a stash.
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