On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.
Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.
Pair this with that time Anamanaguchi sent a slice of pizza into space and the past couple of years have been good for orbital art. After being launched from the site of Burning Man in Nevada, the botanical rigs traveled to about 90,000 feet before descending back to Earth, where they were found around five miles from the launch site. —MN
Have the various space agencies ever left plants suspended in the vacuum for extended periods of time, and if so, do you have information on what happens to them?
Rub al-Khali, Saudi Araviya.Vyraschivanie alfalfa as feed for animals on the irrigated lands in the desert on the edge of Wadi al-Dawasir. Each circle is almost a kilometer in diameter. Water and fertilizers are sprayed to make the earth a little more fertile. Water comes from a well to a depth of 100-200 meters, where it has accumulated as a result of rains hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
Monet’s garden, Giverny, France
silver shrine garden, kyoto 2012