A sample of the 2.63 billion-year-old Jeerinah spherule layer from Western Australia. The millimeter-scale circles are impact spherules that once had crystalline rims (lighter) and central glass cores (darker) that were replaced by other minerals. <br />
It is believed Moldavite is the outer surface of meteorites that melted and fused together upon impact over 15 million years ago. Created as a result of speed and power, these properties are very evident when working with this mineral. It is an excellent stone to use for physical clearing or spiritual breakthrough and is traditionally associated with the the third eye and heart chakras. It is one of the most powerfully active gemstones.
Nine Patch on Point Quilt, ca. 1850 - 1870 Possibly made by Catherine Beachy Kauffman (1818 - 1896) This wool quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted with double parallel lines in the pieced blocks, three concentric circles in the plain blocks, and chevrons in the borders. The batting is cotton, and the backing is blue cotton that folds to the front as binding. Size: 66 by 79 inches
Gioia Massa, research biologist and lead scientist of NASA’s Veggie project, which works on growing plants on the International Space Station. “Think about not having fresh vegetables for months at a time, or years, if you go to Mars, and how difficult that might be, and how the addition of growing things and fresh produce to aid the diet can really help your well-being and keep you in touch with Earth,” she says. For the record, she loved Matt Damon’s character’s agricultural work in The…
Prince Gauhar on a hunting expedition, from Karnama-i ‘Ishq (Book of affairs of love) by the Hindu poet Rai Anand Ram Mukhlis (d. 1751) a romance in Persian on the afflictions of a young man’s heart and the challenges he faces for eternal love. Illustrations By Govardhan II, 1734-9 British Library