Tuesday, January 5, 2010

from the earth to the universe

the people at chandra space telescope have teamed up with artist yann arthus-bertrand for a nice imaging project called "from the earth to the heavens." i'm always amazed at how similar shapes can appear in the very big and the very small. this project shows similarities between color images of earth and the cosmos.

the images on the right show the X-ray view of the cosmos from NASA's chandra space telescope. x-ray images show highly energetic, and usually violent phenomena in the universe. images on the left show the earth viewed from the air as captured in bertrand's beautiful "earth from above" project. enjoy!

click on each image set to read more information.

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