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Penellus Stipticus, a bioluminescent fungus or foxfire fungus.

A Glowing Encrustation of Penellus Stipticus

Sometimes those crazy things we see in games which are too good to be true, have more than an ounce of truth in them.  Those CG scenes of Pandora that so wowed 3d audiences showing an alien landscape more alive in the dark, than during the day – had some small element of more terrestrial lifeforms at their heart.  Bioluminescent fungi like Panellus Stipticus.

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Stars Within and Stars Without

Osoznanie Sebya 4 by Koutchma on Livejournal

By Koutchma on Livejournal

Spotted this wonderfully evocative photograph today on Otaku Gangsta (a Tumblr blog), and then for the next ten minutes went down the rambling rabbit hole trying to find the original source – there must be nearly half a dozen intermediary links between where I saw it, and the original post on Koutchma’s Livejournal posts!  (Includes more photographs of the same series, the last one involving concealed nudity.)

I’m personally not so keen on the people in the background, but I prefer the composition of the tall version of the photograph here, as opposed to the cropped, but clean-backgrounded version in Koutchma’s other post.

Beautiful photograph, very inspiring, especially to one who wanted to be an astronaut when they grew up.  I keep imagining that the light she’s looking into, is the bright light of the future – the stars we’ll one day be amongst.