Straightening up the cosmos | Bad Astronomy

Oh, whats an astronomer to do?

Faced with a messy sky, stars scattered here and there, faint and bright, how can we ever measure them?

Perhaps we should turn to artists. Urs Wehrli has an idea of how to fix this situation. Faced with this picture:

He turned it into this one:

Ha! Awesome. It does make it easier to find the galaxies, doesnt it?

Herr Wehrli has a knack for this; if you like that sky cleaning routine, you should see what he does with alphabet soup, a conifer twig, and a grassy field with sunbathers. He has these pictures, and more, in his books, including The Art of Tidying Up. I gotta say, I dig this guys sense of humor.

Pictures credit: Urs Wehrli. Tip o the dust pail to Lawrence Cuthbert, via Jeannie Jeannie.

See the rest here:

(1) Straightening up the cosmos | Bad Astronomy
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/03/straightening-up-the-cosmos/



Incoming Post Search Feeds:
Modern marvels regenerative medicine
latest indian mision mars
nibiru
techno fruhstuck correspondence heart beat
NASA comet ison update
ppsspp monster hunter freedom unite tablet
liberty generator tube
ison nibiru
petru aurelian simionescu 2013
futurists physical therapy

Related Post

Comments are closed.