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When you draw, “first cleanse yourself of deep feelings,
like hate, happiness, and ambition.”

When you draw, 'first cleanse yourself of deep feelings, like hate, happiness, ambition...

Jean Giraud aka Mœbius

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♥  The sun never sets.
One of the world’s most beautiful instruments, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, 16,400 feet in the Andes.

Credit: Philipp Weber-Bertram, (Cagefish) for Legacy of Gods

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♥  ALMA’s ready!
Everyone at the observatory has been looking forward to the launch of the world’s largest international astronomy facility. The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array is the result of more than three decades of planning and collaboration. What is ALMA going to reveal about the universe?

ALMA: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. © ESO/C. Malin

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♥  One of my favorite places in the world, and my first home in Tokyo:
国立天文台 (Kokuritsu Tenmondai), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Mitaka-shi, where I learned my trade. Here’s the housing of the observatory’s old 65-cm refractor telescope that was manufactured by Carl Zeiss. Ship manufacturers built the wooden dome in 1926. I love this place, especially in August when vines cover everything.

In Summer...

... and in Winter