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Instead of asking ‘What do I want from life?’, a more powerful question is, ‘What does life want from me?’ Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“The symbolic forms which Mr. Betts has evolved through his system of Representation resemble, when developed in two dimensions, conventionalised but very scientifically and beautifully conventionalised leaf-outlines. When in more than two dimensions they approximate to the forms of flowers and crystals. …. The fact that he has accidentally portrayed plant-forms when he was studying human evolution is an assurance to Mr. Betts of the fitness of the symbols he has developed, as it affords presumptive evidence that the laws he is studying intuitively admit of universal application.”

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Space Shuttle Endeavour’s path through LA: 

Full details on where and when to see it, street closures
According to the LAPD, the best locations for viewing the shuttle will be during a planned celebration at the Inglewood Forum parking lot, at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaze and during a transition period at Bill Robertson Lane at Exposition Park.
Here are the details of Endeavour’s route, though the times are only an approximation, according to the LAPD.
The Endeavour leaves the United Airlines hangar at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 11.
The shuttle heads down LAX Taxiway E17.
12:30 a.m. Friday: It then moves down a service road to LAX Gate A1A.
2 a.m.: Northside Pkwy. to Lincoln Blvd.
2:30 a.m.: S. McConnell Ave. to La Tijera Blvd.
3:30 a.m. to 4:15 a.m.: La Tijera Blvd. to Drollinger Parking Lot.
The shuttle then switches transporters from a narrow to a wide configuration.
1:30 p.m.: The shuttle exits the parking lot and heads on Sepulveda Eastway to Manchester Blvd.
2 p.m.: Manchester Blvd. to Osage Ave.
2:45 p.m.: Osage Ave. to S. Glasgow Ave.
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: S. Glasgow Ave to La Cienega Blvd.
From 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the shuttle will be set on dollies.
10 p.m.–10:15 p.m.: The shuttle crosses the Manchester Bridge.
After that, the front end of the orbiter will be placed on SPMTs, or self-propelled modular transporters, which are platform vehicles with giant wheels on the bottom. They’re used to transport very large objects — like a space shuttle. That will take until 11:55 p.m., then from 12:05 a.m. Saturday until 1:30 a.m., the back end will be put on SPMTs.
S. Ash Ave. to Inglewood Ave.
Grevillea Ave. to East Hillcrest Blvd.
8 a.m.: East Hillcrest Blvd. to South Prairie Ave.
9 a.m.: South Prairie Ave. to Crenshaw Dr. 
10 a.m.: Crenshaw Dr. to Crenshaw Blvd.
11 a.m.: Crenshaw Blvd. to W. 79th St.
11:30 a.m.: W. 79th St. to West Florence Ave.
12 p.m.: W. Florence Ave. to W. Slauson Ave.
12:45 p.m.: W. Slauson Ave. to W. Vernon Ave.
1:30–2 p.m.: W. Vernon Ave. to MLK
The shuttle transporters will then be shifted back from a wide configuration to a narrow configuration, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
4 p.m.: MLK to Olmsted Ave.
5 p.m.: Omsted Ave. to 4th Ave.
5:45 p.m.: 4th Ave. to Western Ave.
7:15 p.m.: Western Ave. to S. Normandie Ave.
8:00 p.m.: S. Normandie Ave. to Bill Robertson Ln.
8:30 p.m.: Bill Robertson Ln. to the California Science Center Pavilion Ramp.
The shuttle is scheduled to arrive at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Friday street closures include:
Lincoln Boulevard between Sepulveda Boulevard and Manchester Avenue
Westchester Parkway between Sepulveda Boulevard and Airport Boulevard
La Tijera between Sepulveda Boulevard Manchester Avenue
Manchester Avenue between La Tijera Boulevard and Crenshaw Drive (City of Inglewood)
Saturday street closures include:
Manchester Boulevard between (Inglewood Forum) and Crenshaw Drive
Crenshaw Drive between Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard
Crenshaw Boulevard between Manchester Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard
Martin Luther King Boulevard Between Crenshaw Boulevard Figueroa Avenue

itsfullofstars:

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s path through LA:

Full details on where and when to see it, street closures

According to the LAPD, the best locations for viewing the shuttle will be during a planned celebration at the Inglewood Forum parking lot, at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaze and during a transition period at Bill Robertson Lane at Exposition Park.

Here are the details of Endeavour’s route, though the times are only an approximation, according to the LAPD.

  • The Endeavour leaves the United Airlines hangar at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 11.
  • The shuttle heads down LAX Taxiway E17.
  • 12:30 a.m. Friday: It then moves down a service road to LAX Gate A1A.
  • 2 a.m.: Northside Pkwy. to Lincoln Blvd.
  • 2:30 a.m.: S. McConnell Ave. to La Tijera Blvd.
  • 3:30 a.m. to 4:15 a.m.: La Tijera Blvd. to Drollinger Parking Lot.

The shuttle then switches transporters from a narrow to a wide configuration.

  • 1:30 p.m.: The shuttle exits the parking lot and heads on Sepulveda Eastway to Manchester Blvd.
  • 2 p.m.: Manchester Blvd. to Osage Ave.
  • 2:45 p.m.: Osage Ave. to S. Glasgow Ave.
  • 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: S. Glasgow Ave to La Cienega Blvd.

From 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the shuttle will be set on dollies.

  • 10 p.m.–10:15 p.m.: The shuttle crosses the Manchester Bridge.

After that, the front end of the orbiter will be placed on SPMTs, or self-propelled modular transporters, which are platform vehicles with giant wheels on the bottom. They’re used to transport very large objects — like a space shuttle. That will take until 11:55 p.m., then from 12:05 a.m. Saturday until 1:30 a.m., the back end will be put on SPMTs.

  • S. Ash Ave. to Inglewood Ave.
  • Grevillea Ave. to East Hillcrest Blvd.
  • 8 a.m.: East Hillcrest Blvd. to South Prairie Ave.
  • 9 a.m.: South Prairie Ave. to Crenshaw Dr. 
  • 10 a.m.: Crenshaw Dr. to Crenshaw Blvd.
  • 11 a.m.: Crenshaw Blvd. to W. 79th St.
  • 11:30 a.m.: W. 79th St. to West Florence Ave.
  • 12 p.m.: W. Florence Ave. to W. Slauson Ave.
  • 12:45 p.m.: W. Slauson Ave. to W. Vernon Ave.
  • 1:30–2 p.m.: W. Vernon Ave. to MLK

The shuttle transporters will then be shifted back from a wide configuration to a narrow configuration, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • 4 p.m.: MLK to Olmsted Ave.
  • 5 p.m.: Omsted Ave. to 4th Ave.
  • 5:45 p.m.: 4th Ave. to Western Ave.
  • 7:15 p.m.: Western Ave. to S. Normandie Ave.
  • 8:00 p.m.: S. Normandie Ave. to Bill Robertson Ln.
  • 8:30 p.m.: Bill Robertson Ln. to the California Science Center Pavilion Ramp.

The shuttle is scheduled to arrive at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

Friday street closures include:

  • Lincoln Boulevard between Sepulveda Boulevard and Manchester Avenue
  • Westchester Parkway between Sepulveda Boulevard and Airport Boulevard
  • La Tijera between Sepulveda Boulevard Manchester Avenue
  • Manchester Avenue between La Tijera Boulevard and Crenshaw Drive (City of Inglewood)

Saturday street closures include:

  • Manchester Boulevard between (Inglewood Forum) and Crenshaw Drive
  • Crenshaw Drive between Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard
  • Crenshaw Boulevard between Manchester Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Martin Luther King Boulevard Between Crenshaw Boulevard Figueroa Avenue

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timelightbox:

Enceladus vents water into space from its south polar region. The moon is lit by the Sun on the left, and backlit by the vast reflecting surface of its parent planet to the right. Icy crystals from these plumes are likely the source of Saturn’s nebulous E ring, within which Enceladus orbits. (photo:NASA / JPL-Caltech/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures)
Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.
See more images and watch the video here.

timelightbox:

Enceladus vents water into space from its south polar region. The moon is lit by the Sun on the left, and backlit by the vast reflecting surface of its parent planet to the right. Icy crystals from these plumes are likely the source of Saturn’s nebulous E ring, within which Enceladus orbits. (photo:NASA / JPL-Caltech/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures)

Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.

See more images and watch the video here.

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expose-the-light:

A New View Of The Solar System by Michael Benson

1. Mists of Mars

The Valles Marineris on Mars is the largest canyon in the solar system: 2,500 miles long and up to four miles deep. In this image, based on 18 photographs taken by the ESA orbiter Mars Express in 2004, morning fog fills one of its western arms. Benson combined the photos into six composites, then composed them together into a single image.

2.  Jovian Moon

In January 2001, Cassini swept past Jupiter en route to Saturn. As it did, scientists directed the unmanned craft to take a series of photos, some of which captured the transit of the volcanic moon Io at Jupiter’s limb. Benson combined 27 frames into nine composites, which he then stitched together.

3.  Night on Saturn

This image, a mosaic of photographs captured by the Cassiniorbiter in 2006, shows the dark side of Saturn. The planet’s rings, made mainly of ice, are thousands of miles wide but only a mile deep; here they are shown from below. Sunlight filtering through the rings faintly illuminates Saturn’s lower hemisphere, while the upper one is brightly lit by sunlight reflected off the rings’s surface.

4.  Solar Flare

This set of images, also based on the SDO, show a coronal mass ejection. The SDO uses a UV filter. UV light is invisible to the eye, so NASA translated the different wavelengths into colors, which Benson enhanced.

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Figure of Goddess Hathor found in “Cueva de los Tayos” (Ecuador)

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Figure of Goddess Hathor found in “Cueva de los Tayos” (Ecuador)