Is it magical?

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Georgia O’Keefe
Red and Yellow Cliffs

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Raoul Ubac
Les Objects

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Jenny Mcgee
Untitled (Shape Study), 2014, gouache on paper, 40x50in


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Laura Owens

Untitled, 1999, acrylic and oil on canvas, 102 x 122”

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Joan Snyder
The Orchard/The Alter, 1985
oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 90”


Alessandro Puccinelli - Intersections

Artist’s statement:

"Where Sea and Sky collide.

In essence, Intersections is all about that brief moment of time when the water of the sea blurs with the clouds of a stormy sky and creates a unique and abstract fleeting moment. When the fury of the ocean seems to take a breath before inexorably and inevitably starting again with the next wave.”

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Saturn Moon Has Thin Atmosphere

Saturn's icy moon Dione has an atmosphere, albeit a thin one, astronomers have discovered.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft revealed Dione’s atmosphere during a close flyby of the Saturnian satellite. Cassini’s data showed that Dione leaves behind “fingerprints” as it sweeps through Saturn’s huge magnetic field.

The moon is about 1.5 times as dense as liquid water, leading scientists to surmise that it’s made mostly of water ice with a rocky core.

However, Dione isn’t massive enough to hold on to a substantial atmosphere in the same way Earth does. Earth and other large bodies boast strong gravitational fields, which prevent atmospheric particles from escaping into space. Dione’s atmosphere lacks this gravitational aid—the moon’s thin layer of air exists only because it’s constantly being recharged.

Saturn is surrounded by a belt of highly energetic particles, akin to the Van Allen belts around Earth. Dione is located in this belt, and the reason it possesses an atmosphere is that these hot and very fast particles continuously splatter on the moon’s surface. When the particles hit Dione, they cause the moon’s surface ice to break apart chemically, releasing molecules that become the moon’s atmosphere.

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Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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