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Life, Unbounded

Raw Footage From An Alien World

Swinging around, Enceladus against a backdrop of noise and what may be stars (Cassini raw image)

Have you ever wondered what it would really be like for a person to journey to a truly distant and alien place; another planet, even another planetary system? What kind of things would we first see through our windows, or our cameras? What would our sensory experience be in such a distant realm? Would we [...]

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Jade Rabbit Goes to Sleep

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  Good night, Jade Rabbit. Erica Glasier created this wonderful storybook animated gif of China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover. All the feels. Sniffle. Jade Rabbit, or yutu, has been malfunctioning and I can’t think of any better way to explain its adventure to a child than this. Could we get an entire lightly-animated ebook of [...]

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How Plagiarized Art Sells for Millions

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Every now and again the stitching between fine art and technology looks a little more naked and pisses people off. So let’s scratch the scab and look at why. Yesterday one of my favorite cultural bloggers, Charlie Jane Anders posted this on io9: The story discusses the fine art paintings of Glenn Brown which are [...]

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Five Tips to Get You Started as a Science Artist

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Last month, my co-blogger Glendon Mellow wrote a great summary for scientists who are wondering how to go about hiring science illustrators. It was received with open arms in the research community (cool, they seem receptive) and made me think of the many, many inquiries I get each year from emerging science illustrators who want [...]

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A Mosaic of September SciArt Glory

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How many times do you have to do something before it is considered tradition? Last year, Glendon had the excellent idea to post a different #sciart image each day in the month of September. This year, we did it again and called it a blitz. In case you missed anything, here is a handy recap. [...]

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Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

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By now you might be used to spectacular images of celestial bodies thanks to organizations like NASA and the ESA. But it’s still possible to be wowed by these images, especially when they’re taken by people like you and me. Citizen astronomer Alan Friedman takes breathtaking photographs of the sun’s roiling surface from his backyard [...]

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Celestial Awesomesauce

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This stunning print by illustrator and animator Scott Benson evokes the cold sky, filled with a burgeoning amount of life. And just look at those cheeks on Hubble, he’s so cute I wanna pinch ‘em. This limited edition print is still on sale. And it glows in the dark! Deets here. – - Links to fine [...]

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What Did You Miss?

Last month, we posted a wide variety of science-art here at Symbiartic. We thought it’d be nice to post an overview in case you missed or wanted to revisit any. Enjoy!

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SciArt of the Day: The Painting that Inspired Sagan’s COSMOS

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“Young stars burst forth from a nebula, like seeds spreading through the galaxy. Just as seeds grow flowers that make more seeds, nebulae form stars that eventually form new nebulae. Cosmic cycles of life and death are apparent at all scales. This painting was the inspiration for the dandelion motif that runs through the TV [...]

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SciArt of the Day: Feeling Small?

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If you live in the upper latitudes and noticed an awesome aurora last week, behold the cause. Just a few days before the aurora, on August 31st, the sun threw a major tantrum and ejected a large amount of matter into space (sun places thumb to nose and wiggles fingers delivering an emphatic “thbtbtbtbtthtbtbtbtht! So [...]

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Sally Ride – Portrait by Christopher Paluso

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This striking portrait of Sally Ride, 1st American woman in space was painted by portrait artist Christopher Paluso for Ride’s 2009 induction into the San Diego Air and Space Museum’s International Hall of Fame. She was the 1st American woman, 1st lesbian in space and at the time, the youngest person in space at the [...]

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