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Sunday, February 24, 2013

EARTH-GRAZERS (Minor Planets)

The Asteroids (Earth-grazers) I have not listed all asteroids, there are 26 that are considered major (I've listed 33). The Minor Planet Center has cataloged 279,722 minor planets which are asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets. Considering asteroids and comets are in some ways related bodies in the fact that they do not have hydrostatic equilibrium; we only have to subtract the four dwarf planets leaving us with 279,718 asteroids and comets discovered so far:


*The Asteroids*

Were you once a Planet
torn apart?
Or are you the missing
Planet that never formed?
Were parts of you
captured mighty Jupiter
or nearby Mars?
Phobos and Deimos
your cousins?
Or are you a Hidalgo
of cosmic nobility?

The Apollo Belvedere or Apollo of the Belvedere—also called the Pythian Apollo, c.120-140bc marble, Vatican Museum,Vatican City

Monday, February 11, 2013

Venus & Cupid

Artist : David Peniston
Title : "Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."
Date : 2009
Medium : a collage by David Peniston, Source; Francois Boucher, "Venus as Protectress of The Arts of Music and Drawing", c. 1754, oil on canvas,
Size : 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Images for Mars

Symbols for Mars

Images of Mars in Art

Venus and Mars is a c. 1483 painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. It shows the Roman gods Venus and Mars in an allegory of Beauty and Valour. Wikipedia

Poem for Mars

What can be said about the God of War?
He is the hardest to write a poem for
His only followers are panic and dread
If he got inside your head -
You were dead
His sphere aptly colored red
He left a wake of rotting corpses
Ruled his servants with fear and terror
His punishment for disobedience swift
Make no mistake
Mons Olypics (The largest mountain in our Solar System) is glorified on your surface, also, the deepest valley, larger (& longer) than the Grand Canyon also honored there
Your surface bears the scars of battle like the back of Achilles scales and rupes like canals....