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Artwork of DEATH!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 16, 2010 11:38 AM

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A few months ago, I wrote about an art exhibit in NYC based on my book Death from the Skies! Brian George, one of the artists who put this exhibit together, just posted a very cool blog entry about it too. He posted some great picture on Picasa, which you can see in the slideshow below or on Picasa directly. I am totally blown away by the sculpture Solar Flares and CMEs. In the book, I describe how the tangling of the Sun's magnetic field lines is like a bag full of springs under tension. How I pictured that in my head is almost exactly duplicated by that piece. I could not get to NYC for the exhibit, but I really wish I had. The artwork is amazing, almost as amazing as the feeling I get thinking that a book I wrote for my own nefarious purposes actually inspired a group of artists to create such wonderful and astonishing pieces. My thanks to all of them for swelling my head just a little bit more.

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