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NASA | Cassini: «Und wenn der weiten Welten Ausgangstür versperrt …»

29 Dec

Saturn’s Shadow
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About this photograph NASA writes on its website: «With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun’s blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world.

This marvelous panoramic view was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006. The full mosaic consists of three rows of nine wide-angle camera footprints; only a portion of the full mosaic is shown here. Color in the view was created by digitally compositing ultraviolet, infrared and clear filter images and was then adjusted to resemble natural color.

The mosaic images were acquired as the spacecraft drifted in the darkness of Saturn’s shadow for about 12 hours, allowing a multitude of unique observations of the microscopic particles that compose Saturn’s faint rings.»

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Nacht
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust – Der Tragödie erster Teil

Wie alles sich zum Ganzen webt,

Eins in dem andern wirkt und lebt!

Wie Himmelskräfte auf und nieder steigen

Und sich die goldnen Eier kraulen,
auf daß zur Feier nun sie kreischen,
jaulen, jodeln, fünf Minuten noch im Wasser brodeln
bis sie aufgespreizt den Tisch bereichern!

Mit segenduftenden Schwingen

Vom Himmel durch die Erde dringen,

Harmonisch all das All durchklingen!
Welch Schauspiel! Aber ach! ein Schauspiel nur!

Wo faß ich dich, unendliche Natur?

Euch Brüste, wo? Ihr Quellen alles Lebens,

An denen Himmel und auch Erde kleben, hängen,

Dahin sich welke Brüste drängen, oh, sie schweben –

Ihr quellt, ihr tränkt, und schmacht ich so vergebens?

 

Saturn Rings
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Die Freundschaft
Friedrich von Schiller

Stünd im All der Schöpfung ich alleine,
Seelen träumt’ ich in die Felsensteine
Und umarmend küsst’ ich sie –
Die Beine der Freuden, die ich einst entlieh.
Meine Klagen stöhnt’ ich in die Lüfte,
Freute mich, antworteten die Klüfte,
Tor genug! der süßen Sympathie,
Die mir, mit Hoffnungen garniert, entgegenschrie.

 

Saturn Moons Prometheus and Daphnis
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Der Spaziergang
Friedrich Hölderlin

Die ferne Landschaft, die ich gerne
Besuch’ in Witterung mild:
Die Gottheit freundlich geleitet
Und erstlich mit Blau,
Trag’ ich persönlich sein herrliches Schild.
Hernach mit Wolken bereitet,
Gebildet wölbig und grau,
Mit sengenden Blitzen und Rollen,
Mit pengenden Witzen und Grollen,
Wardst Du, oh Saturn, meine liebende Frau.

 

Saturn Moons Enceladus and Janus
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Frohes Feucht
Casanova

Wenn Nacht es wird,
dann herzt der Wirt
beschmerzt die Damenwelt,
denn Dramen kosten Geld.

 

Saturn Moon Dione
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Du mußt das Leben nicht verstehen
Rainer Maria Rilke

Du mußt das Leben nicht verstehen,
dann wird es werden wie ein Fest.

Und laß dir jeden Tag geschehen

so wie ein Kind im Weitergehen von jedem Wehen

sich viele Blüten schenken läßt.

Sie aufzusammeln und zu sparen,

das kommt dem Kind nicht in den Sinn.

Es löst sie leise aus den Haaren,

drin sie so gern gefangen waren,

und hält den lieben jungen Jahren

nach neuen seine Hände hin.

 

Saturn Moons Mimas and Pandora
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Raumschwindelgefühl
Christian Morgenstern

Euch engen Berge ein –
Mir zeigt ihr scharfer Saum
Nur um so grausiger
Den grenzenlosen Raum.
Wie einer Schleuder Kelch
Durch flugbereiten Stein,
So weiht mich das Geschoß
der befreiten Eichel ein.

 

Saturn Moon Janus
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Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen
Joseph von Eichendorff

Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen,
Den schickt er in die weite Welt,
Dem will er seine Wunder weisen
In Berg und Wald und Strom und Feld.

(…)

Den lieben Gott laß’ ich nun walten,

Im Bächlein auch ein Hündchen bellt,

Und für unser frohes Geldscheinfalten

Hat er uns dieses Sofa hingestellt.

 

Saturn Moons Pia and Modest
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NASA Brings Space Shuttle Program To An End: «Last Launch Took Place!»

9 Jul

Explore The Space!

Explore The Space!

Explore The Space!

After almost 30 years of spaceshutteling NASA brings its successful space flight program to an end. Yesterday, last launch took place.

For us, enough reasons to show and to promote alternatives of how the United States could regain or keep eruptive strength by using the unique power of advertising, advertising and – of course – advertising.

Source: Reuters

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: «Eclipse over the Acropolis»

25 Jun

Photo by Elias Politis

Read the full story here.

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Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet

10 Apr

Explanation: «It was a quiet day on the Sun. The above image shows, however, that even during off days the Sun’s surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet light, the relatively cool dark regions have temperatures of thousands of degrees Celsius. Large sunspot group AR 9169 from the last solar cycle is visible as the bright area near the horizon. The bright glowing gas flowing around the sunspots has a temperature of over one million degrees Celsius. The reason for the high temperatures is unknown but thought to be related to the rapidly changing magnetic field loops that channel solar plasma. Large sunspot group AR 9169 moved across the Sun during 2000 September and decayed in a few weeks.» Quote from Astronomy Picture of the Day .

Photo Credit: TRACE Project, NASA

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Burning Astronaut: «I’m On Fire!»

3 Mar

Hey little boy is your rocket gone
did it go and leave you all alone
You got a bad desire
Oh oh oh you’re on fire…

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Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2011 January 17

25 Feb

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Explanation: Has a new planet been discovered? What is pictured above is a remarkable 24 hour mosaic surrounding a spot on Sounio, Greece, right here on planet Earth. Images taken at night compose the top half of the picture, with star trails lasting as long as 11 hours visible. Contrastingly, images taken during the day compose the bottom of the image, with the Sun being captured once every 15 minutes. The image center shows a Little Prince wide angle projection centered on the ground but including gravel, grass, trees, Saint John’s church, clouds, crepuscular rays, and even a signature icon of the photographer — the Temple of Poseidon. Meticulous planning as well as several transition shots and expert digital processing eventually culminated in this image documenting half of the final two days of last year.

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Night and Day above Almost Planet Sounio
Credit & Copyright: Chris Kotsiopoulos (GreekSky)

via: Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Krautkrämer’s Meat Water

24 Feb

Ein Fläschchen Wasser mit Sauerbratengeschmack

Über Brausetabletten mit Speckgeschmack hatten wir bereits hier berichtet. Was sich im Neatoramashop allerdings mehr wie eine intellektuelle Spielerei ausnimmt, scheint mit Krautkrämer’s Meat Water jedoch bitterer Ernst zu werden.

Das schmackhafte Astronautenwässerchen auf fleischlicher Geschmacksbasis gibt es u.a. in folgenden Geschmacksrichtungen: Beef Jerky, Beef Stroganof, Cheese Burger, Chicken Teriyaki, Dirty Hot Dog, Fish’n Chips, Hungarian Gulash, Italian Sausage, Peking Duck, Tandoori Chicken, Texas BBQ, Wiener Schnitzel, Chicken Salad, Salmon Salad, Beef Salad, Shrimp Salad, Stuffed Quail, Bangers ‘n Mash, Venison Confit, BBQ Wings, Buffalo Wings, Pigs with Wings, Swedish Köttbullar, Italian Meatballs, Königsberger Klopse, Basic Breakfast, English Breakfast, Brunch Omelette, Pizza Prosciutto, JBBB, Liverwurst Sandwich, Gyros, Cubano, Fried Oysters, Grilled Clams, Mountain Oysters, Currywurst, Escargots, Gefilte Fish, Haggis, Irish Stew, Juicy Pork Dumpling, Moules Frites, Pork Hocks, Pulled Pork, Sauerbraten, Shrimp Pad Thai, Taco Chorizo, und viele weitere leckere Wassergeschmacksrichtungen mehr…

Bisher war ich immer versucht, den großen Lebensmitteltechnikerpreis an die Damen und Herren von Ritter Sport für ihre unfaßliche – und seit geraumer Zeit nicht mehr erhältliche – Geschmachsrichtung «Tiramisu» zu verleihen, und zwar genau dafür, daß diese Schokolade tatsächlich wie richtiges Tiramisu schmeckte; aber jetzt, da ich dieses Programm hier sehe, bin ich geneigt, besagten Preis ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken an Krautkrämer’s Meat Water zu verleihen, und zwar ungeprüft, da ich mich da trinktechnisch noch nicht so ganz rantraue….

Hier geht’s zum Interview mit Till Krautkrämer, das er mit AOL News führte.

via: Crackajack’s Nerdcore

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Sunrise – Moonrise | Astronomy Picture of the Day

10 Jan

Click to enlage drastically | Sunrise, Moonrise | Copyright: Robert Pölzl

«Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Explanation: For many Europeans, the Sun and New Moon rose together on January 4 in a partial solar eclipse. Arriving close on the heels of the new year, it was the first of a series of four(!) partial solar eclipses due in 2011. This composite image documents the graceful celestial event in colorful morning skies over Graz, Austria. Beginning before sunrise, frames were taken to record the position and progress of the eclipse every 15 minutes. As Sun and Moon rose above the eastern horizon, the town of Graz is seen bathed in warming sunlight only partially blocked by the New Moon, spreading beneath the town’s landmark clock tower.» (Quote from NASA)

Your daily trip to your exciting astronomy picture of the day starts here.

Website: Robert Pölzl

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When the Moon Comes Down (Feb, 1936)

8 Dec

Read the full, highly impressive, mostly entertaining, aggressively self-fulfilling story on: Modernmechanix

Verkehrte Welten

6 Oct

Auf dem Planeten, auf dem sich einst knappe, schlappe 6 Milliarden Erdlinge pudelwohl fühlten, Geranien gossen und sich in unregelmäßigen Abständen mit viel Liebe und Hingabe gegenseitig die Fleischmützen massierten, ist alles leblos und grau geworden. Keine Menschenseele geht mehr ans Handy. Selbst Bansky wird vermisst.

Doch auf dem Mars, da holtert und poltert es gehörig: Der lange Marsch durch die interplanetaren Instanzen hat begonnen. Hunderttausende ehemalige und hochmobile Erdenbewohner bahnen sich in zwei parallel verlaufenden Siedlertrecks ihren Weg über die Marsoberfläche in eine neue und hoffnungsfrohe Zukunft. Die Erde ist tot. Es lebe die Erde. 

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Feedback from Pfizer

21 Jul

We’ve got feedback from Pfizer. Since our last meeting with them we thought that we already made it. But as it seems today we’re only halfway there. First, we were asked if we could give this whole thing a bit more drive in a sensitive and gleamingful way. Following the golden rule of excecuting everything the client wants us to do – we went to the next post office, put our souls, our experiences, our abilities of aesthetic judgement, our life-insurances and, not to forget, our courage in a box, sealed it carefully with a bunch of 1p-stamps and sent it straight to South West Africa. In other words: here are the new results.

Can you keep a secret? We find this gleaming thing above a bit too suggestive. This happens to be because we strongly believe that the consumer has to make the last mental step to complete the picture we want him to see on his very own. No matter how small this small step may be…

Then we were asked if we could add a bit more natural colours to the ads. So, we did that (above) as well and destroyed by doing so this harmonic look all three ads were originally kept togehter with.

Leaving the concept of keeping a certain amount of visual equality in this campaign behind we exchanged the last draft showing the moon’s surface through this one above. We also removed the new added gleaming aspect. We think the message is already clear enough.

However, just to be completely on the safe side of our client’s understanding of eternity we created another ad pumping up the volume of the storytelling’s power of our campaign’s concept. Allow yourself a full click and take a serious look:

After accomplishing our mission we decided to go deeper into this matter, and the outer-space we already felt being surrounded with quite intensively. We met the heart of the famous Whirlpool Galaxy (M25) and tried – business as usual – to make the most out of it:

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Our one-shot-shot: A nice spread sheet allowing even the lightest human brain cells to make the correct association. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, …

We cannot wait receiving Pfizer’s feedback once more…

NASA meets VIAGRA

14 Jun

Recently, we’ve been invited to Pfizer presenting some of our ideas dealing and playing around with Viagra. We weren’t so sure being the right guys for things like this because the larger the companies are the less they like to share their special sense of humour with the public. Particularly not if the company is in the pharmacy business. A patient who’s laughing about his own cancer disease shall not be promoted in any way. That’s a golden rule. Certainly, there are tons of exceptions, yes, but there are millions of more tons of examples teaching us the contrary. Especially, when the company is in the pharmacy business.

The more surprised we were when our first lad, sorry, ad immediately hit the flip chart, then destroyed the coffee machine followed by a tremendously unoverhearable WROOOOOOOM. Finally it set the whole building on fire. Uncomfortable side-effect: The ad has never ever been seen again.

Comfortable side-effect: Pfizer’s staff members of the marketing department had instantly and probably their best sex ever – with each other. Hic et nunc in the conference room. And the most impressive detail: nor have they eaten our history making ad literally neither was it part of their digestion in a spritual way; they had just a look at it. That was all. Unbelievable.

The consequences of all of this were clear: we’ve got the job! And so here we are, right on the moon’s surface doing some important research for our next ads.

Unfortunately, some unpleasantly looking questions arose when the reaction on Pfizer’s side sticked to ground zero. We thought that the only association this ad above allows is that it is showing what has been left behind when a Viagra-influenced-Superdick was digging and trying to penetrate an acre of moon land (or some acres more) for a minimum period (just let’s be realistic) of 24 hours. Well, this is what we thought.

Nevertheless, we sold two out of three, so things could have gone worse.

Photography by NASA