Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chain sculptures by Seo Young Deok

Chain sculptures by Seo Young Deok

Seo Young Deok artist from South Korean with one of his sculptures, made from bicycle chains. He used more than a mile of old bicycle chains to create this human head. He spent a whole year welding together the sculpture.

By | Feb 25, 2012|Categories: Modern Art|

Black Hole’s high-speed wind

Black Hole IGR J17091 high-speed wind

This artist’s impression shows a binary system containing a stellar-mass black hole called IGR J17091-3624, or IGR J17091 for short. The strong gravity of the black hole, on the left, is pulling gas away from a companion star on the right. This gas forms a disk of hot gas around the black hole, and the wind is driven off this disk.

By | Feb 24, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: |

Snow Circles

Snow Circles by artist Sonja Hinrichsen

This massive snow drawing was created step by step, trampled into freshly fallen snow, by artist Sonja Hinrichsen with the help of five volunteers, last month at Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado.

By | Feb 24, 2012|Categories: Modern Art|

Keck Telescopes in motion

Keck Telescopes in motion in Mauna Kea Hawai

Keck Observatory operates two ten-meter telescopes atop the summit of Mauna Kea Hawai’i. Keeping those telescopes on-sky every night is the summit crew of the Operations Department. This video is dedicated to the guys of the Keck daycrew who make it possible.

By | Feb 23, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|