One year ago in this blog: Apple WWDC
About one year ago in this blog: Family fun
The Three Graces, goddesses of such things as charm, beauty and creativity, were actually five. Nobody ever noticed the existence of the goddesses of war and chaos. And for God’s sake, they exist.
Six months ago in this blog: Love
Six months ago in this blog: Lighthouse
Six months ago in this blog: Flying saucer
Researchers confirmed “The space-time around Earth appears to be distorted just as general relativity predicts”. They announced the long-awaited results of Gravity Probe B (GP-B) at a press conference 3 days ago at NASA headquarters.
Time and space, according to Einstein’s theories of relativity, are woven together, forming a four-dimensional fabric called “space-time.” The mass of Earth dimples this fabric, much like a heavy person sitting in the middle of a trampoline. Gravity, says Einstein, is simply the motion of objects following the curvaceous lines of the dimple.
If Earth were stationary, that would be the end of the story. But Earth is not stationary. Our planet spins, and the spin should twist the dimple, slightly, pulling it around into a 4-dimensional swirl. This is what GP-B went to space in 2004 to check.
This image is my modest homage to this finding
Six months ago in this blog: Pope Benedict XVI
The Moon was in its closest position to earth yesyerday and appeared 14 percent larger. Has not happened for 18 years! I attached a picture I took to the moon last August, so it’s easier to see the difference.
Six months ago in this blog: Fly me to the moon
(What a coincidence!)
Catalan citizens to decide on the future of Catalonia: today is Election Day (but in fact political parties are playing rock-paper-scissors behind the scenes).
This post has been submitted to Photo Friday’s “hands” theme 11-26-10. You can have a look at pictures of the other participants here.
By the way… it was great fun taking these pictures for a 12designer project… many thanks to the hands that served as a model ;-)