Many things interest me. I'm occasionally an amateur astro-physicist, biologist, chemist, futurist or an engineer. Sometimes I'm an architect, a designer, a builder or a planner. I can be a poet, a historian, a philosopher or an artist. There is much in life I love to do, think about, play and pretend. And, of all these things, I'll write.
I'm an artist by trade. I work in 3D, but grew up a painter. But as I've grown up, I've realized that art is in so many things. Recently, humanity landed on a comet. A COMET!! In the void of space, these boulders can reach intense speeds. The comet we were aiming for was traveling 84,000 mph. The spacecraft Rosetta had to reach the same speed as the comet and then drop off Philae, the lander. To reach that speed, Physicists used orbital mechanics, a gravitational assist, to slingshot Rosetta up to speeds that would otherwise require too much fuel to be practical. Rosetta wasn't boosted once, but 4 times. Reaching a speed that no other solar powered spacecraft has ever managed to go.
This is beautiful.
Like a ballet dancer, pirouetting with outstretched arms, folding them in to spin like a top, scientists helped Rosetta dance with several planets to reach heights never reached before. The level of precision, predictability and the massive scale makes this art.
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up
" - Pablo Picasso
Art isn't limited to painting pictures, playing music or dancing. Science provides another way for people to express their art, to lay their emotions bare in front of millions of patrons.
Science is beautiful.