Wednesday, October 03, 2012

space is soupy

Roberto talked about his latest project and showed some of the test images. It was astonishing to see so much "material" between the stars. Certainly his subject, the Pleiades, is known for being surrounded by dust. It reminded me of recent photos of Iris Nebula and dust in Corona Australis and wisps around the Horsehead that emphasise what is going on between. And as he talked further, I suddenly imagined space as water. Water in the ocean or a lake. And then a pond. Teaming with suspended material. Thick. Goopy.

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