Infinity Imagined
Multicellular Organic
Neural Network
Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere
270 K - 300 K
Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates

To kick off the blog here is an Ediacaran sea floor. I intend to discuss each of these in more detail over the coming weeks, so right now I am saying nothing (think of it as a tease perhaps). I have this picture as a postcard, so I am rather fond of it.
Also, here is one of my favourite Ediacaran Life images, by Tina Negus (one of the discoverers of Charnia masoni). There are some excellent images of fossils from Charnwood Forest in her photostream.

The formation of the Earth.

A Zinc Finger protein domain binding to a strand of DNA, rendered from PDB file 1TF6 with pymol.
There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.
We are creatures of the cosmos and have always hungered to know our origins to understand our connection with the universe. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.


In astronomy and physical cosmology, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium. Because stars, which comprise most of the visible matter in the universe, are composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, astronomers use for convenience the blanket term “metal” to describe all other elements collectively. Thus, a nebula rich in carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and neon would be “metal-rich” in astrophysical terms even though those elements are non-metals in chemistry. This term should not be confused with the usual definition of “metal”; metallic bonds are impossible within stars, and the very strongest chemical bonds are only possible in the outer layers of cool K and M stars. Earth-like chemistry therefore has little or no relevance in stellar interiors.
The metallicity of an astronomical object may provide an indication of its age. When the universe first formed, according to the Big Bang theory, it consisted almost entirely of hydrogen which, through primordial nucleosynthesis, created a sizeable proportion of helium and only trace amounts of lithium and beryllium and no heavier elements. Therefore, older stars have lower metallicities than younger stars such as our Sun.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.

All the planets as one
« Future   12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21   Past »

powered by tumblr