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Music inspires me. Words + Music is my way of telling the story that takes place in my head as I listen to a song.
I am in no way affiliated with Jamie xx or The xx, other than the fact that I used this haunting song as a canvas for me to paint my story.
That being said, please visit their sites and support them before moving on to my social media do-hickeys.
Words + Music / Youngman Brown:
Estimating the number of species that have ever existed on Earth is difficult, but I went with the even number of 4 billion, as determined by experts:
As far as the number of species that exist today, that is also a tricky number to determine. Many estimate 8.7 million:
The "asteroid" shown in the beginning is actually Hyperion, one of Saturn's moon (which is 1.2 billion km from Earth). The images were captured by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech) and you can explore thousands of images taken by the spacecraft: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/
The video of the sun is courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11095
Moon image: virtualtelescope.eu/2012/08/24/the-moon-ptolemaues-and-surroundings/
Stars clip: beachfrontbroll.com/2011/12/1-clip-has-milky-way.html
Other fun links: