Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light. “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”
Down, but not out?
By now you have heard the Kepler space telescope is in trouble. It may have to cease operations…
How the Density of Exoplanets’ Atmospheres Weighs on the Odds for Alien Life
At this early stage in the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system and beyond, the emphasis is on liquid water. Where it can exist on a planet’s or moon’s surface, so the thinking goes, life as we know it has a chance. Much of the observational and theoretical work in astrobiology therefore concerns the “habitable zone,” the orbital band around stars where a rocky world’s water neither freezes away nor boils off.
In a new contribution to this effort, a recent study has looked at a little-explored influencer on the ability of water to remain liquid on a world’s surface: atmospheric pressure.
Fantastic Four #247, October 1982, cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin
This is Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, performing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while floating around the International Space Station. You may have last seen the space station team walking around in outer space fixing stuff.
You will never do anything this cool.
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