This is my favorite song by my favorite currently-playing local band, here in Lawrence KS. It’s also a great little mini-tour of Hipster Lawrence, including: the best record shop, my favorite bar, the coolest artists studios, a great local artist (I did his previous website back in 2003 in exchange for a painting), my architect’s house (briefly and blurred in the background), and more local tidbits.
A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.
It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288.
This music machine is SO fun. Seriously, turn up your speakers and start hitting your letter keys. Spacebar changes everything!
From Lullatone, who makes great stuff.
That is a great rendering. I don’t know if the proposed project - turning a grain silo into an art museum - would ever work, but that sure is a convincing model there.
Just bookmarking this here for future reference: we are totally going to Novgorod some day. Besides being the capital of a great medieval kingdom a thousand years ago, it’s a pretty nice town today, and conveniently located between Petersburg and Moscow.