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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Comets, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the Rosetta Mission and its landing on a comet. Today, I'd like to talk about comets and their representation in art.

We own a book devoted to the graphic depiction of comets, Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art and Science by Roberta J. M. Olson [704.9 OLS]. And also a book of art and poetry about space for kids, Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian [J 811.54 FLO].

The Public Domain Review issued a collection of illustrations found in books--some from many hundreds of years ago. They've titled the collection, "Flowers of the Sky." The image below is taken from that collection.

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