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Saturday, September 28, 2013


On a very different note, I'm doing this post on astronomy. Over the years I have developed a keen interest in astronomy and almost every night I check some of my favorite astronomy websites for new discoveries and pictures of deep space. With Hubble, Chandra and other extremely powerful telescopes, we are looking at deep space that was not possible before. Last month Voyager 1, after traveling for 36 years has finally left our solar system and has crossed into interstellar space. It is the first man made object to do so. As I write these lines, Voyager 1 is at a distance of approximately 18.8 million kilometers from earth and traveling away at a speed of 35,000 miles an hour. According to NASA from now and next 40,000 years, there will be no other star or object in Voyager 1's path.

We see millions of stars in the night sky however the nearest star Alpha Centauri is 4.37 light years from us. This gives an indication at the vast distances between the stars of our milky way galaxy and the vastness of our universe itself. It is so humbling and spiritual.

Here are some of my favorite images, a number of them are composite images. (A combination of X Ray, infrared and optical images.) Enjoy!

Earth as seen from the International Space Station
Earth from the space
Saturn with its moons (Photo by Hubble telescope)
Voyager 1's picture of Earth from 6 billion km
The above picture of Earth was phrased by Carl Sagan as the "Pale blue dot". On Car's request, NASA made the Voyager 1 take some of these pictures in 1990. Voyager 1 was at a distance of 6 billion kilometers from earth. These are the last pictures Voyager 1 took.
A composite image of center of our Milky Way galaxy
Super nova remnant
Sombrero Galaxy 50 million light years away
A rose shape made of galaxies at at distance of
300 million light years
Ultra deep view of space by Hubble telescope
The above image of ultra deep space taken by Hubble is of a portion of the sky that was one tenth of the moon. It contains approximately 5,500 galaxies.
NGC 6240 image by Chandra telescope.

Credits: http://NASA.gov, http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/, etc.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Burberry at Saks
I don't know if you feel it too that; time is moving very fast or, is it just me. Whatever the case, summer is almost gone and fall is just around the corner. I still have some of my summer projects on the waiting list and it looks like they may stay there till the next summer.

Fall and winter collections of all the designers are arriving fast for quite some time, and I have found "Quilted" is very much in. Here are some random selections, in case you are looking for something quilted. Some of these are very tempting, I will try to resist as mush as I can :)

Barbour at Nordstrom
Brooks Brothers
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren
Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers
Paul Stuart
Paul Stuart