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Featured 8/13/2011 in Cutting Edge
An underlying abstract fractal created in Fractal Science Kit was textured with two NASA images (image credit NASA/JPL), one of the Earth, the other a montage of our solar system, and the background was replaced with a gradient in GIMP v2.6 for this unusual perspective on our little corner of the galaxy. The resulting image was scaled up in UF. Best if viewed larger. Inspired in part by the recent retirement of the Zeiss planetarium projector at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium, where I studied astronomy as a child in the same facility where the NASA astronauts from projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo came to study astral navigation prior to their pioneering explorations of space.