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A Montage of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (known by astronomers as NGC 3372) is sometimes called the Great Nebula in Carina or the Grand Nebula. These images taken by the Hubble space telescope show the magnificent structure within the Carina Nebula. These images contain regions of dense star formation, interstellar winds, massive particle clouds and much more. Many of these structures are hundreds of light-years across and make the size of our solar system look pathetic in comparison. The Carine Nebula is about 10,000 light-years away from earth and is located in the constellation Carina.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble

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mitochondria-eve:

UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW

Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.

Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.

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distroia:

for the birds (2) by emmzies http://flic.kr/p/iY1nNv

distroia:

for the birds (2) by emmzies http://flic.kr/p/iY1nNv

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PLOMP @ Artereal Gallery Louise Zhang

zannaka:

PLOMP @ Artereal Gallery Louise Zhang

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bigblueboo:

1. Compound Epicycles.

A series of arms of equal length are connected end-to-end. Each arm spins at a constant rate, indicated by the ratios in the captions. A pen has been attached at the end of each arm.

The term “epicycle” refers to the old astronomical models that used wheels-within-wheels to approximate the motions of the stars.  As you can see, such relationships can create quite complicated motion, indeed!

Here’s what the gifs looks like without tumblr’s gif limits.

Written in processing, then ported over to as3 for easier layering.

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studygeek:

Amazing natural geometry in cabbage! 

studygeek:

Amazing natural geometry in cabbage! 

studygeek:

Here is one of the recent forays into math & art that a lot of people find somehow calming.

studygeek:

Here is one of the recent forays into math & art that a lot of people find somehow calming.

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Calculation Rafael Araujo

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