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dark horse carousel by dollseye dark horse carousel by dollseye
There must be more mass in the universe than meets the eye, otherwise the galaxies themselves would fly apart. Like riders on a fast-spinning carousel, the stars whirling around a galaxy are flung outward by their own inertia. Indeed, in the outer reaches of a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, the stars travel so fast that the gravity from all the other visible matter in the galaxy can not hold them. So some other type of matter, invisible and elusive, must provide the missing mass and the extra gravity.

1997 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
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bmwdrvr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007   Photographer
very lachapelle!!
BETEL Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
i love how rich this photo is to look at.
horses are always frightening to me, far too beautiful to actually be real.
Enpu2 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
The colours are grand! beautiful work. ^^
number1loser Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
woah, this is really great.
k-mey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
i like. its so plastic. so vivid.
-marysia- Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2004
why do you not have a print of this?! crazy person!
markus71 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
I do like the eerie look of that horses. Don't want to meet them at night, in the middle of some nightmare. :-)
makkan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2003
nice photo very colourful..
vermillionbird Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2003

being confronted with the knowledge that everything you can imagine
is incapable of supporting what you think of as reality, even for
a millisecond is enough to inspire a special kind of fear,
one reserved for: a. domesticated animals and b. domesticated
humans, a fear that comes from the backbreaking limitations enforced
by the subscription to a rationally defined world and the realization
that those limits make you, and your world, worth nothing.

at least the painted pony can't bite...

rudhira Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2003
Gorgeus description.
Im truly hooked on your work.
Though at a loss as to what to say.
To explain.
cracan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2003
Outstanding work!
zedka Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2003   Photographer
This horse has the eyes of a fish... It must be a sea horse...
I like it... It's a bit sad... Weird... Out of reality... It seems i look at the shop of a fisherman...
jochra Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2003
Freaks me out... invisible matter... maybe that explains why so many people don't realize how big their butts are getting?

Regardless, I love that you've shared our inspiration for this wonderful piece... that originally was what caught my eye. It does also give the horse's expression a little meaning for me.

:) (Smile)
cuperix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2003
beautifully bright id here .. very nice touch .. i like the 'jess' there, it so real.. or does it come together? oh well, great job here !
gnaime Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2003
Amazing concept and great description. The plastic horses with their fantasy look to them, to me, represent the unknown mass -- not just the carousel
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