Monday, September 28, 2009

Fractals II

Water Ways Fractals

Rivers in the Amazonas revealed by the reflection of light. Just the right angle at the right time - captured from astronauts at the ISS.

Fractals I

Fractal Flowers

Friday, September 25, 2009

Water&Moon II

Moon Mineralogy


...and YES, the blue do represent WATER! Go figure! :-)

Butterfly Navigation

Butterflies with 'GPS'

Clocks are important - and complicated - in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) or GPS as most people know it as. I assume butterflies also have a rather sophisticated chronometer...:-)

Water&Moon I

Water on Our Moon

A joint effort by NASA and ISRO (Indian Space Agency) has resulted in new molecular findings on the Moon. Awesome.

Birth of Planets

New Planet - New Life

And this is how it's done - we think. :-)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Climate on Mars

Climate Change - On Mars

A radar-generated map of the thickness of the layered deposits. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Rome/Southwest Research Institute/University of Arizona

We are pretty preoccupied with climate change on this planet these days. This week the Climate Week is taking place in New York City, partly preparing for the big Copenhagen meeting in December where we hope to get the replacement of the Kyoto Agreement in place. (I said HOPE).

I always say I do not discriminate against any of the planets including planet Earth. NASA must have the same philosophy. Look at this awesome study of the changing climate of Mars all revealed by laser techniques. :-)

Personal Satellites

Personal Satellite

Me want! Because? It's personal! :-)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Splendid Saturn

Superb Saturn

Satan, Saturn is Splendid! (I'm sure I can find more words starting with the letter S...but I won't. :-)) JPL has made a delicate presentation - with music on top - of Saturn and surroundings.

Monday, September 21, 2009

China and Climate Change

China and Climate Change Challenges

The media will be packed with climate change articles and opinions as we get closer to the Copenhagen meeting in December. I'll be contributing to the discourse, too. This is one fresh article written about the ongoing work by among others the Stockholm Environment Institute.

I do believe China is capable of leap-frogging the western worlds polluting history. It is a question of international politics to make that actually happen...

Sunday, September 20, 2009


The Biggest - Ganymede

Ganymede is the biggest moon in our solar system. And looking pretty good, too.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Buzz from Space

Buzz Returns from Space...

And Stellare returns from Istanbul. Same thing. Almost. Only inverse. :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Go Thermal!

Thermal Imaging

And seals are not the only species we can expose to thermal imaging - here are some thermal images of my family species taken at La Villette in Paris. :-)

Sarah in infrared Profile in infrared

The Violinist & The Playboy


Friday, September 11, 2009

Hubble's New Images

Hubble gives us Butterflies

And Nancy shows us how much sharper the new Hubble butterflies are compared to the old ones...almost with the speed of light she does it too!

I've collected a whole bunch of the new Hubble images. I simply couldn't help myself. They are gorgeous. And there is a quasar among the new products. I have an extremely weak spot for quasars. :-)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009



Learn a thing or two about orbits! (click on image)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009



One terrific example! :-)


Adding A New Dimension to an Old Explosion

That is exactly me right now.....;-)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Despina over Neptune

Something Blue - Neptune

With 'dashes' of Despina.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Spooky Saturn Shadow

I can watch those images of Saturn for hours. True pieces of science art. In my book anyways.

Bubble Cat

Cat and Blue Bubbles

Shamelessly snapped out of the hands of Xineann