Theme De YoYo | Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1970
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Episode 11 “The Last Checkpoint” (2011) Shaft
Fénrir (the wolf) ends with Odin, the Universal God (Norse Mythology)
That’s one bloody battle! 11 elephants get caught in the crossfire in an epic battle between Simurgh, the fabulously colorfed bird and Gaja-Simha, the elephant-lion. Who do you think wins? See more spectacular imagery in the recently installed show, “The Peacock and the Cobra: James Prosek among the Arts of South Asia.”
“Simurgh Attacking a Gaja-Simha Carrying Elephants,” early 19th century, artist unknown
The Sun is better than art
This incredible image was produced using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) taken on January 17, 2003. This is the sun photographed as it was building towards a major eruption.
SDO carries imaging instruments that photograph different wavelengths of light released from the sun. If you remember your physics, there is a relationship between the wavelength of light, the frequency of the light, and the energy of the light, so SDO images basically reflect the temperature of the sun.
The colors in this shot are 3 different wavelengths of light. Temperature across the sun’s surface and in its corona varies as gases are moved around by convection and by the sun’s powerful magnetic field. Images like this are both gorgeous and help scientists understand the forces churning beneath the surface of the body at the heart of the solar system.
Image credit: NASA Goddard/SDO