Painting of the Week

Black Hole Jet

Black Hole Jet_s

Diana Battefeld, Genie, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After a composite image NASA/CXC/CfA D.Evans et al, NASA/STScI, STFC/JBO/MERLIN. This painting depicts a jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy, which deflects it. This false color image combines X-rays (purple), optical and ultraviolet (red and orange) as …

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Time Machine

Einstein Ring_s

Diana Battefeld, Time Machine, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of the gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81. Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA/ESA Hubble, T. Hunter (NRAO). The path light takes is influenced by matter, similar to the orbits of planets around the sun. If light passes a heavy object, its path is bent …

Painting of the Week

Dandelion

Eskimo_Nebula_s

Diana Battefeld, Dandelion, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After the Planetary nebula NGC 2392 also known as the Eskimo Nebula. NGC 2392 was originally discovered by William Herschel in 1787 and was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 in 2000. It is located within our galaxy 5 000 light years …

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