Thursday, 27 September 2007

Æther, the final frontier...


We seem to be in an ethereal mood. This detail of a work-in-progress demonstrates how far each planet (out to Jupiter) will travel in a terrestrial month. It is, of course, simplified and loses track of precise location after about two years. The larger spaces on each orbit roughly shows the real positions of the planets in the middle of January in 1899. All of the planets shown move one space counter-clockwise per month.

The work-in-progress image shows the full orbit of Jupiter (so you can imagine its size). Reaction to this post will guide the direction of the project.

2 comments:

Zophiel said...

As much a violation of etiquette as if may be for me to be the first to respond to my own post, I do beg your indulgence.

I have just learned from the source I used to research the month-space image that there is an asteroid in the deep æther named "Nemo." Its numerical designation is 1640, for those who care about such matters.

Tas said...

Not at all old bean- comments away on your own post to your heart's content I say!

A comet named Nemo? Ominous indeed...

Is there another called Robur?

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