howling through hollows
The Brothel - Susanne Sundfør
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Paw of a tiger being compared to a human hand during an autopsy
All the water on Europa compared to all the water on Earth.
NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa | io9
It looks like it’s finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system’s best candidates for hosting alien life.
Yesterday, NASA announced an injection of $17.5 billion from the federal government (down by $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak). Of this, $15 million will be allocated for “pre-formulation” work on a mission to Europa, with plans to make detailed observations from orbit and possibly sample its interior oceans with a robotic probe. Mission details are sparse, but if all goes well, it could be launched by 2025 and arriving in the early 2030s.
This is incredibly exciting. Recent evidence points to a reasonable chance of habitability. Its massive subsurface ocean contains almost twice as much water as found on Earth. The water is kept in liquid state owing to the gravitational forces exerted by Jupiter and the moon’s turbulent global ocean currents. The good news is that a probe may not have to dig very deep to conduct its search for life; the moon’s massive plumes are ejecting water directly onto the surface.
Aerial view of Mexico City, one of the 10 biggest cities on Earth. Visual complexity of intertwined lives (Pablo Luz)
“The alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail.The Ouroboros has been said to have a meaning of infinity or wholeness. In the age-old image of the Ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself. The Ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the Ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself. He symbolizes the One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and he therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which […] unquestionably stems from man’s unconscious.”
— Carl Jung
”When what you thought could not be disconnected, disconnects. When what you thought you could not lose is lost, when what you thought you would always be able to feel can’t be found …Just darkness… This is what is like day and day out, for years.
This mix is to raise awareness and to raise funds for treatment I recieve so I may overcome a serious battle with Late Stage Lyme. I feel at times I have lost my soul in a way. I have not been even able to create the music I love lately, due to the stress that this has put upon my mind, body, and my entire life -a life that has become very small. The endless pain, dissociation, isolation, stress of living in constant survival mode and heartache I, and so many others with Lyme, endure needs to end. I can not fix and heal everyone I know who is suffering from this, as much as Id like to. What I can do is try my best to see that I come out of this and make an example with my own life.
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