"Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn," 1995/2009; 
"Colored Vases," 2007-2010. 
Installation view of Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2012. Photo: Cathy Carver.


Paris Sidewalk Cafe

Under a blue sky. photo by Sven Fennema

P A T T E R N C O L O R / Native American Hand Made Vintage Fabric Pillow.)


Star Struck
The star TW Hydrae is surrounded by its disk of gas and dust, as shown in this artist’s depiction.
Scientists have just found the mass of this disk, which is regarded as a prototypical example of planetary nurseries, is greater than was previously assumed. They reported the finding in the Jan. 31, 2013, issue of the journal Nature.
Using the Herschel Space Telescope, the scientists set a new lower limit for the disk’s mass at 52 Jupiter masses.
The finding suggests that even in a relatively old stellar system like TW Hydrae (estimated to be between 3 million and 10 million years old), there is still ample matter in the disk to form a planetary system larger than our own. TW Hydrae is just 176 light-years from Earth. Credit: Axel M. Quetz (MPIA)

panoramic view of the Milky Way galaxy. via European Southern Observatory and the VISTA survey telescope