APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by JohnD » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:24 am

geckzilla,
If this was a history of science site, fine, but it's not.
APOD has always featured the latest, newest science.

And anyway; colouring in? Much vaunted as the new stress-buster, for those who have no life.
Although why anyone with no life is stressed, I cannot imagine unless from poverty, in which case a colouring book and crayons is the last thing they need. Astronomy? Now, that's a life!

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by geckzilla » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:29 am

JohnD wrote:geckzilla,
If this was a history of science site, fine, but it's not.
APOD has always featured the latest, newest science.

And anyway; colouring in? Much vaunted as the new stress-buster, for those who have no life.
Although why anyone with no life is stressed, I cannot imagine unless from poverty, in which case a colouring book and crayons is the last thing they need. Astronomy? Now, that's a life!
You are a curmudgeonly old fellow.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by The Keeper of the Garden » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:42 am

The title of this illustration is "τα μετά τα φυσικά" (i.e. that which lies beyond the perceptual/sensual/measurable/material/physical world). It refers to the Platonist and Neo-Platonist philosophies according to which all material/measurable/perceptual things are but emanations (material renderings) of things that exist beyond the physical world. This makes them - at least currently - unreachable, hidden, and only approachable by philosophers who have experienced a kind of "enlightenment" or "vision" of that "other" world. The illustration shows this philosopher's moment of "enlightenment". If my words make no sense, I'd gladly refer you all to the allegory of the Cave, written by Platon (5th-4th century BCE) himself, in which he uses metaphors to make us understand that "what most humans are able to perceive, see, and imagine, is but a two-dimensional shadow of three-dimensional objects, cast upon the wall of a cave by the light of the sun shining into the cave from outside, and seen by human beings who are chained to the other wall and cannot move nor see the source of the light nor the true objects themselves, of which they only see a vague shadow or "form".

Eric N

Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Eric N » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:46 am

Heading into the infinite...

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by mattwastell » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:52 am

One day I will turn around and see who is painting my reality.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Firmament » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:59 am

"Wheels Within Wheels" or something along the lines of:
"The Enlightening Of Ezekiel"

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by ivonnovi » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:06 am

Suggested titles of the picture:

"Into the Unknown"

"The Cosmic Matrioshka"

"The Worlds behind the Veil"

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Evviebear » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:47 am

A good name would be "Poking Our Noses Into the Unknown".

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:55 am

BEHIND THE FIRMAMENT

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by bennO))) » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:01 am

Giordano Bruno's Trip

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by LouK » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:08 am

Watching the wheels

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by neufer » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:27 am

Evviebear wrote:
A good name would be "Poking Our Noses Into the Unknown".
  • A.k.a. Brexit.
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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by astrowok » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:44 am

Evviebear wrote:A good name would be "Poking Our Noses Into the Unknown".
I would guess, it is less the nose than the spirit..
Therefore better: Human mind sees unknown spheres.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by starobin » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:55 am

Died and went to heaven.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by JohnD » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:57 am

geckzilla wrote: You are a curmudgeonly old fellow.
By no means! Sunshine and laughter! See my portrait!
John

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Byrones » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:58 am

A Peek into Heaven
The Mechanics of the Universe

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by astrowok » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:58 am

supplement:

"We have not to ask why the human mind expends so much effort to explore the mysteries of heaven. ...
Our creator has added to the senses the spirit that we penetrate the being of the things, which we are seeing with the eyes, to the causes of their being and their becoming."
Johannes Kepler, 1596

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Dae40 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:06 am

What We Reach For

The Supreme Galactic Commander

Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by The Supreme Galactic Commander » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:13 am

Caption: "Nihil est id quid videtur"

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Jollymon » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:13 am

Simply - "Discovery"

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by TimGregg » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:56 am

The "wheels within wheels" shows rather obviously that it is inspired by the visions of the prophet Daniel.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by TimGregg » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:01 pm

I stand corrected by Firmament. It's from Ezekiel.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by Kenny A Chaffin » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:06 pm

Seek and Ye Shall Find

or

Revelation

....

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by PanamaBen » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:08 pm

The Hand of God

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Post by barry » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:28 pm

Imagination Box