greΔt noise
silent staredown
the sun has arrived
Bernard Joseph Stanislaus Cahill’s Butterfly Map Projection
(My life is run by map projections, these days)
birthday gifts are blooming
Cairn: A Marker for Cultural Exchange
by Natalya Egon & Noel Turgeon
Think-Space, Culture & Society, Selected Entry
"The crew at Huisman en van Muijen is drawing up allventilation ducts, vents, shafts, pipes, fixtures, bulbs, switches and sprinklers…” 
- NL Architects
This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared-light image of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby stars in the tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The image marks the 20th anniversary of Hubble’s launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth.
The image reveals a plethora of stars behind the gaseous veil of the nebula’s wall of hydrogen, laced with dust. The foreground pillar becomes semi-transparent because infrared light from background stars penetrates through much of the dust. A few stars inside the pillar also become visible. The false colors are assigned to three different infrared wavelength ranges.Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar in February and March 2010.Object Names: HH 901, HH 902Image Type: Astronomical
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

…and now it’s on a scarf.