Galaxy NGC 772 shows signs of being pulled apart after interacting gravitationally with another galaxy. The other galaxy has pulled apart the spiral arms of NGC 772, while the external spiral arms vanish in the intergalactic medium. Image released January 2013.
Qiu Ying (ca.1494-1552) was a Chinese painter of the Ming Dynasty who specialized in the gongbi (meticulous) brush technique.
His talent and versatility allowed him to become regarded as one of the Four Great Masters of the Ming Dynasty, along with Shen Zhou (1427-1509), Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), and Tang Yin (ca. 1470-1523). Qiu Ying’s use of the brush was meticulous and refined, and his depictions of landscapes and figures were orderly and well-proportioned. In addition to his paintings being elegant and refined, they also are quite decorative.