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A planet in a bottle of water








This bottle of water comes with Saturn in it:



I wonder if other bottles have other planets. I wonder if any contain Earth. That would be freaky recursive.





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sartorias
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
It would be even spookier if we saw all Saturn's rings!
asakiyume
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, in this case we just see one ring... so maybe this is Uranus, not Saturn. Hmmmm....
queenoftheskies
Sep. 8th, 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
Cool!
asakiyume
Sep. 8th, 2016 11:54 pm (UTC)
:-)
sovay
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:04 am (UTC)
I wonder if other bottles have other planets. I wonder if any contain Earth. That would be freaky recursive.

You would know where the planet had put its heart, like Koschei in the folktales. You would have to take very good care of it.
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:07 am (UTC)
It would be a pretty mind-boggling responsibility.
ericmarin
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:34 am (UTC)
Nifty photo. :-)

I looked at the image for a while and imagined it a window into a universe in which planets are lattices of light and suns collections of exiled matter in densely folded labyrinths.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:27 am (UTC)
Your idea is a whole poem in just a sentence--I love it. Planets as lattices of light, densely folded labyrinths--it's so rich!
ericmarin
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like the idea. Thank you for the image that generated it! :-)
puddleshark
Sep. 9th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
Don't tell the Wise Men of Gotham, or they'll be after it with a rake!
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
Celestial bodies *will* insist on appearing in all the wrong places. It's a good thing we have those three men of Gotham to take care of the problem!
pdlloyd
Sep. 12th, 2016 08:09 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm. What a fun poem. I hadn't encountered Peacock before, but on the basis of his titles alone he seems worth seeking out. Thank you for sharing it.
roseneko
Sep. 9th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
This is not my picture, but I saw it on Facebook recently and I wonder if it's perhaps a twin to your planet: Lobster planet.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:29 am (UTC)
That is amazing! It really does look like a lobster has been photoshopped onto a planet! Amazing to think that it's just the effect of water, reflection, light, and the bucket!
oiktirmos
Sep. 9th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC)
This bottle of water comes with Saturn in it:
Yeah, sure.
Next you will tell me that your icon is the reflection of the sun in the eye of a squirrel.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:33 am (UTC)
Preposterous!! This is the pupil of a space bunny, with Alpha Centauri in it, of course ;-)
heliopausa
Sep. 9th, 2016 11:11 pm (UTC)
Or is it the full moon, with a halo? Then if the next full moon does have a halo, you'll know your bottle shows the future.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:33 am (UTC)
Oooh, I love this idea! Straight out of a story.

Right now the moon is shining overhead, sliced in half. Someone must have tested a sword on it....
pdlloyd
Sep. 12th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
I love your ability to find wonders in so many places we adults usually forget to look. You remind me that I need to open my eyes to the wondrous around me. Perhaps, especially, now, when I'm almost entirely immersed in thinking about science and sciencey things. There are wonders in science, of course, but when we look closely, we can also find—if not the magical, at least the mystical.
asakiyume
Sep. 13th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)
I agree completely--science is full of wonders.
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