“…we need to bear in mind that our opinion of other people, our ties with friends or family, have only the semblance of fixity and are, in fact, as eternally fluid as the sea.”

-Marcel Proust

A rose made of galaxies

This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 (300 million light years away, in the constellation of Andromeda) was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one.




At the Super-Kamiokande observatory in Kamioka, Japan — shown here when it was being filled with water in 2006 — neutrinos interact with atoms inside the water, generating flashes of radiation that are picked up by the surrounding sensors.


“I love your eyes,

my darling friend,

Their play so passionate and bright’ning, When a sudden stare up you send,

And like a heaven-blown lightning, It’d take in all from end to end but there’s more that I admire: Your eyes when they’re downcast In bursts of love-inspired fire And through the eyelash goes fast a somber, dull call of desire..”

― Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker: un film de Andreï Tarkovski