Thursday, March 22, 2012

We Pause For a Moment

I find this indescribably beautiful.



Someone once asked J.B.S. Haldane, a famous British geneticist/biologist what a lifetime of studying biology had taught him about the preferences of God, should there be one.  He answered, "He has an inordinate fondness for beetles".  I would say "inordinate fondness for partial differential equations"

The circulation patterns here put Jupiter's atmosphere to shame.  Watch it in full screen, 1080P. 

5 comments:

RegT said...

Reminds me a little of "Starry, Starry Night".
http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/starryindex.html

Graybeard said...

It does, but Van Gogh had hallucinations. NASA had a satellite. ;)

RegT said...

With their stand on global warming, I think NASA had hallucinations, too :-)

trailbee said...

In this case, I don't care what stand they take on anything, as long as I can see the beauty of this video! Thank you for posting it. I copied the link and sent it to my ex-bro-in-law, a retired Sea Capt. who lives in FL and is ecstatic and grateful! :) I have just added it to my blog, after seeing it on Bayou Renaissance Man last night. Came in here to thank you. Involved, huh?

Graybeard said...

Involved, huh?Just a little.

Thanks for stopping by and the kind words. Peter's blog (Bayou Renaissance Man) is one of my everyday "must read" stops.