Vifaly Sevastyanov (Вита́лий Ива́нович Севастья́нов), Rumo Ao Cosmos, 1979.
Model wearing a cocktail dress and hat by Jacques Fath in a 1955 photo by Willy Maywald
nicole: Clouds over Mars, photographed by Mars Global Surveyor, 2001.
13 pairs of images, taken through blue (left) and red (right) filters, 14th February-5th June 2001; Ls 117.0° to Ls 173.5°, the latter two thirds of the northern summer.
At the top of each gif is the north polar cap. The light area at the bottom is the northwest edge of the massive Hellas Planitia basin (the bright crater on its rim is Terby, 170km across). Left of centre are the Syrtis Major highlands; right of centre is the Isidis Planitia; you can definitely see clouds affected by the terrain’s change in altitude.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/MGS/MSSS. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
Brigitte in La mariée est trop belle, 1956
"I want to knit you a sweater / Want to write you a love letter / I want to make you feel better / Want to make you feel free"
I came to the city / And lived like old Crusoe/ On an island of noise / In a cobblestone sea/ And the beaches were concrete/ And the stars paid a light bill/ And the blossoms hung false/ On their store window trees/ My dreams with the seagulls fly/ Out of reach out of cry
"They went to a psychedelic pasture to listen to their music, to be with people who dressed like them and played like them. There was a shared bond on a cosmic scale, and their elders marveled that all these kids could be in one place for three days without violence or mayhem, despite pitifully inadequate facilities and food supplies, and despite rains that fell so long and hard they would have drowned any other party. The lesson was simple: These long-haired, antiwar bra-burners and boys with beads had created a field of dreams, and perhaps from it would rise something bright and beautiful for the future."
Rings of Saturn
Image creidt: NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft