bring me october and appropriate black sweaters and tortoise shell frames and dry cool air and darker days jesus i’m so sick of summer and it’s only two days in
Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum."
- We Originated in the Belly of a Star, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2012 (via brachycephalic)
A hidden painting has been found by scientists beneath the brush strokes of The Blue Room, a 1901 Pablo Picasso artwork. He created both works in Paris during his famous blue period.
Art experts and conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington used infrared on the masterpiece, revealing a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.
The Blue Room has been the subject of exploration since 2008 by experts from the Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art, Cornell University and Delaware’s Winterthur Museum. Improved infrared technology allowed them to see a man wearing a jacket and bow tie, resting his bearded face on his hand with three rings on his fingers.
Technical analysis confirmed the hidden portrait was likely to have been painted just before The Blue Room. The experts are still still trying to figure out, who the man was.
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