The Bubble Nebula
Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Cataloged as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. Above and right of the Bubble’s center is a hot, O star, several hundred thousand times more luminous and around 45 times more massive than the Sun. A fierce stellar wind and intense radiation from that star has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. The intriguing Bubble Nebula lies a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the boastful constellation Cassiopeia. This natural looking view of the cosmic bubble is composed from narrowband image data, also used to create a 3D model.
Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)
Laser Light and Holograms // Matthew Schreiber
Schreiber’s large-scale light installations have been presented at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Miami Art Museum, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, and in art venues in Basel, Switzerland, and Gwangju, South Korea.
Having lived and worked in Miami for decades producing inimitable and inventive sculptural forms with the use of lasers and managing the often intimidatingly grand projects of art icon James Turrell, Matthew moved both his studio and significant others to New York where he now works in close proximity to fellow nomad Daniel Arsham. As ever, Matthew is producing technologically symphonic and beguiling art
Selected by Andrew
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