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A series of paintings were commissioned by Charles Kolhase of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) depicting highlights of each of the four Voyager outer planet encounters. Io and it’s volcanoes passes near Jupiter in a view actually seen by the spacecraft. Computer generated line drawings of the planets and stars were supplied to insure accuracy.
Painting by Don Dixon
Oil on illustration board

A series of paintings were commissioned by Charles Kolhase of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) depicting highlights of each of the four Voyager outer planet encounters. Io and it’s volcanoes passes near Jupiter in a view actually seen by the spacecraft. Computer generated line drawings of the planets and stars were supplied to insure accuracy.

Painting by Don Dixon

Oil on illustration board

Uploaded on April 22 with 48 notes
The view from a fragment of the Shoemaker / Levy 9 comet which fell into Jupiter piece by piece over several days in Late July 1994, around the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11. 
Painting by Don Dixon
Acrylic on board

The view from a fragment of the Shoemaker / Levy 9 comet which fell into Jupiter piece by piece over several days in Late July 1994, around the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11. 

Painting by Don Dixon

Acrylic on board

Uploaded on April 22 with 3 notes
Voyager 2 at the Moment of It’s Closest Approach to Saturn by Don Dixon
Oil on illustration board

Voyager 2 at the Moment of It’s Closest Approach to Saturn by Don Dixon

Oil on illustration board

Uploaded on April 22 with 14 notes
Saturn from Live Observation through a Telescope by Mark Seibold—Feb. - Mar. 2010
Pastel on Paper
19” x 25”

Saturn from Live Observation through a Telescope by Mark Seibold—Feb. - Mar. 2010

Pastel on Paper

19” x 25”

Uploaded on April 20 with 5 notes
Saturn as Seen from Iapetus by Vincent di Fate
Oil on canvas

Saturn as Seen from Iapetus by Vincent di Fate

Oil on canvas

Uploaded on April 19 with 10 notes

The Codex Magliabechiano is a pictorial Aztec codex created during the mid-16th century, in the early Spanish colonial period. It is representative of a set of codices known collectively as the Magliabechiano Group. Others in the group include the Codex Tudela and the Codex Ixtlilxochitl.

The Codex Magliabechiano is primarily a religious document. Its 92 pages are almost a glossary of cosmological and religious elements. They depict in turn the 20 day-names of the tonalpohualli, the 18 monthly feasts, and the 52-year cycle. They also show various deities, indigenous religious rites, costumes, and cosmological beliefs.

Uploaded on April 19 with 54 notes

Codex Vaticanus 3738 A

Uploaded on April 18 with 16 notes

Paintings by N.C. Wyeth illustrating The Odyssey of Homer

Uploaded on April 17 with 15 notes
The Winged Horse from Legends of Charlemagne by N.C. Wyeth—1924
Oil on canvas

The Winged Horse from Legends of Charlemagne by N.C. Wyeth—1924

Oil on canvas

Uploaded on April 16 with 23 notes
Siluro-Devonian Sea Life by Zdeněk Burian
Oil on canvas

Siluro-Devonian Sea Life by Zdeněk Burian

Oil on canvas

Uploaded on April 15 with 31 notes

DEEP SEA JELLIES

  1. Multifunctional tube feet are able to attach to surfaces using suction, slowly move the animal over the seabed, pull apart the closed shells of prey to get at the soft tissues inside, and pass morsels of food to the mouth (Asterias rubens).
  2. Bolinopsis infudibuliformis—this species of comb jelly, reaching up to 15 cm (6 in.) in length, has four long and four short comb plates.  It is extremely fragile and individuals almost always tear and break up when handled.
  3. Phacellophora camtschatica
  4. A sea cucumber releasing its Cuvierian tubules to defend itself (Holothuria pervicax).
  5. Unlike most comb jellies that catch their prey by using muscles to suck in water, Thalassocalyce simply allows the prey (usually small crustaceans) to swim inside its bell where they stick to the mucus covered lining.  The bell then snaps shut and the prey is digested.
  6. A jellyfish (Bougainvillia superciliaris) with a hitchhiking amphipod (Hyperia galba).
Uploaded on April 12 with 79 notes
The Dawn of a Nova by David Hardy—1977
Oil on canvas

The Dawn of a Nova by David Hardy—1977

Oil on canvas

Uploaded on April 8 with 2 notes
Charles Robert Darwin by John Collier—1883
Oil on canvas

Charles Robert Darwin by John Collier—1883

Oil on canvas

Uploaded on April 7 with 15 notes
The Priestess of Bacchus by John Collier — c. 1889
Oil on canvas
44.3” x 58”

The Priestess of Bacchus by John Collier — c. 1889

Oil on canvas

44.3” x 58”

Uploaded on April 7 with 15 notes