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Postby Windwalker » Thu May 03, 2007 2:29 pm

There has been enormous excitement recently over the discovery of an Earth-like planet circling red dwarf Gliese 581. The NASA site has a lovely picture of what sunset might look like on that planet: Sunset on Gliese 581c. Incidentally, this site is really unequalled for both art renditions and photos of the universe.
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Postby intrigued_scribe » Tue May 08, 2007 4:24 pm

This is truly a stunning image! Aside from it being both a result of and impetus for exploration, I can easily envision this providing further inspiration for possible visions from other worlds. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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Postby Windwalker » Tue May 08, 2007 9:45 pm

intrigued_scribe wrote:...both a result of and impetus for exploration...

I love this phrase! (*smiles*) And I couldn't agree more. There is something incredibly absorbing and compelling about imagining other worlds and their inhabitants.
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Postby Windwalker » Thu May 31, 2007 12:54 pm

Larry sent a link to more stunning artistic images of the Gliese planets by Don Dixon, which includes a marvelous animation: http://www.cosmographica.com/gallery/extrasolar/Gliese581c/index.html
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Postby intrigued_scribe » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:28 pm

Beautiful; every bit as lovely and arresting as the image of the Gliese planets that came before! Thank you for sharing this link, Athena. :)

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Colors on other worlds

Postby Windwalker » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:04 pm

If there is life on other worlds, its colors will reflect the particulars of their stars and planets. Here is a post in another blog that contains an image of how plants might look elsewhere. The shapes are clearly terrestrial, but the colors are interesting: http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=1320
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Postby intrigued_scribe » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:55 pm

This is also wonderful imagery, which further encourages the creation of imaginative concepts. Many thanks for sharing this, as well! :)


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Postby fallen angel » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:38 am

Can you imagine swimming in the oceans where there are two moons?! The waves would be magnificent, personally I'd love offering my sunset prayers on the shore. Thanks Cpt. for posting the link.
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Postby Windwalker » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:25 am

fallen angel wrote:can you imagine swimming in the oceans where there are two moons?! the waves would be magnificent.

I recall that when I crossed the Equator for the first time and saw new constellations while being at the Barrier Reef, I felt a frisson -- it was as if I was on an alien planet, under strange skies. I can only imagine how it would be to look up and see two moons and a completely strange sky, to look around and see different colors and shapes.

You should write poetry, Angel.
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Postby fallen angel » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:20 pm

I would be a shame to all great poets, if I even tried lol. Regardless Cpt., thank you for the compliment. Sadly it has also been mentioned before that I should write poetry.
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