Thursday, April 26, 2007

Takashi Murakami and Matthew Ritchie In HighSpeed Collision on the Moons of Jupiter

These amazing images came from the USGS Astrogeology site, presenting highly aestheticized false-color renderings of planetary topologies. I'm not sure of the depth of scientific information that these poppy, expressionist graphics convey, but they certainly are an example of how the universe (to paraphrase) is "stranger than we can imagine" and at least as strange as the imaginations of contemporary pop and graffiti artists.

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