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Mathematical Figures - Art by Rare Minimum.
Figure 1: an illustration of a plane parallel to the base passing through a cone.
Figure 2: shows the Earth, whose diameter is 7,912 miles, represented by the globe, or sphere.
Figure 3: an illustration of the intersection of lines between a circle and its polar points.
Figure 5: demonstrates aberration - in optics, a deviation in the rays.
Figure 10: shows a number of curves belonging to the family y = Cxn.
Figure 11: shows the cardioid - it’s polar equation is r = 2a(1-cos0), “A” being the pole and “OA” the polar axis.
Figure 12: shows the refraction of light through a prism.
Paint by numbers.
Riding the Booster
This video is making the rounds again, and it’s too great not to share. This is a space shuttle launch as you’ve never seen, or heard it before.
Using footage from cameras attached to the solid rocket boosters, hitch a ride on board the shuttle from the moment of ignition, through the sound barrier, and along their graceful, cartwheeling journey back to terra firma after their release ~45 km above the Earth.
The best part of this is the sound. Enhanced by Skywalker Sound (the folks who do sound for you-know-what), you’re gonna want to turn this one up.
(video via michael interbartolo)
Watch. Just do it. End to end.