Friday, October 12, 2007


More than one fan has asked for pictures. Here is a watercolour done recently of this blogger in a suit bought in Bali. We have found that H2O is surprisingly common in the Solar System, even far from the Sun. Liquid water exists in asteroids like Ceres and moons like Enceladus. Many worlds are now seen as possible homes for life. They are too distant to be warmed by the Sun, and must have internal sources of heat. This heat could be the sign of Black Holes. Thanks to their warmth, there could be life forms swimming in oceans far from the Sun. Like deep sea fish, they may see in different wavelengths or with no light at all. Perhaps they have developed their own forms of art.

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Blogger tristan said...

I would say that water can be put to no higher use than the creation of beautiful watercolors, like yours!

10:14 PM  
Blogger  said...

You must be kidding...We ask a real picture of yours,not the painting of some horny scholl boy

8:35 AM  
Blogger tristan said...

I think that Mr. Kaplan is forgetting to use that most valuable tool, imagination!

8:54 AM  
Blogger tristan said...

Hi Louisa
I suspect that in spite of the presence of water ice on Ceres, there is no liquid water. Tidal effects at its orbital distance are probably too small to generate heat. I suppose that there could be a heat-generating black hole at its core, which might result in a deep strata of liquid water. There's an interesting notion: the equivalent of geothermal-powered vent life, supported by black hole radiation heat.

9:10 AM  
Blogger  said...

Mr.Tristan,you don't have to imagine Louise,she already published her pictures.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I don't think "black holes" are a solution.. but rather tectonic activity.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading these comments, I think the best use for water right now would be cold showers all round

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, that's brilliant. Thank you. I'm going to pass that on to a couple of people.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog.

10:12 AM  

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