Meredith Brooks

Venus

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Venus (full), © Meredith Brooks

 

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Venus (detail), © Meredith Brooks

 

A NASA photo taken in 2015 by the New Horizons spacecraft is contrasted with the geometric forms of a 1730 North Indian astronomical observatory.

The steps and arcs are abstractions of large masonry forms of the Jantar Mantar Observatory in New Dehli, built by Jai Singh II for celestial measurement and observation.