Art

ART – Painting Earth’s past atmosphere, Famous paintings that help to study the Earth’s past atmosphere, paintings reveal that ash and gas released during major volcanic eruptions. Also read about Microbial alchemy – transforming gold from something that has no value into a solid, precious metal that’s valuable, artistic astrobiology bridging biology and space, space inspired art, LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb – an open-source program designed to feature light-based science across disciplines, technological platforms and the electromagnetic spectrum and more

  • A new international exhibition, "LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb," has been launched to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Light.
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  • The discovery of ancient lake deposits in the driest part of the Saharan Desert confirms that the region was wetter in its past.
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  • Scientists are learning new information about atmospheric pollution levels in Earth's past by studying famous paintings.
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  • Researchers have discovered that a bacterium's ability to withstand toxicity is key to creating 24-karat gold. With this knowledge, they created a multimedia art installation that received an honorable mention at a recent cyber art competition.
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  • By weaving together biology and technology, Angelo Vermeulen's artistic and scientific explorations could help rethink how people interact with the systems that can keep them in both space and on Earth.
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  • Artist Brian Basset has created a commemorative drawing as a tribute to NASA's Space Shuttle Program.
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  • Astrobiology Magazine introduces our first comic series, The Amazing Adventures of AstrobioBot. This digital version of a Sunday comic will follow the journeys of a little robot as he builds himself into a full-fledged astrobiology explorer.
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  • Scientists and artists have collaborated to address looming environmental issues. Works included those that address issues related to astrobiology, including the relationship between life and the biosphere. The art show took place in early February at Arizona State University.
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  • Mars, the Blue Ecosynthesis
    Terraforming was once solely the province of science fiction. Illustrator Thierry Lombry has produced some of the most fascinating and detailed visualizations showing how the martian landscape might be modified over hundreds or thousands of years.
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  • Digitally Directed, The Mars Missions
    The realistic mission video for the Mars Exploration Rovers took 12,000 frames, some of which took 2 hours per frame to render. Film-maker Daniel Maas walks through how he came to direct the digital missions for Spirit and Opportunity.
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