Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week

Black Hole Jet

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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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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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Diana Battefeld, Explosion, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of NGC 6543, also known as the Cat Eye Nebula. The original image is a composite of optical images from the HST and X-ray data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The Big Bang model of the Universe started to gain popularity in the late 1950’s …

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Looking into the Abyss

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Diana Battefeld (2015.) Looking into the Abyss [Oil on Canvas] Göttingen. Visualization appeared in O. James et al., Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 (2015) 065001. A black hole is a region in spacetime that is so dense that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. The gravitational attraction is so large that anything …

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A Witch is Unveiled by Rigel

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Diana Battefeld, A Witch is unveiled by Rigel , 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of NGC 1909 taken by NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey. One of the major advances of the twentieth century in theoretical cosmology was made by Russian theoretical physicist and cosmologist George Gamow, (1904 – 1968). Lemaitre’s work reached its apotheosis …

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