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Mercury, the Winged Messenger Video

Set to the music of "Mercury" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets". We zoom into the 5th power Mandelbrot fractal, with a colour scheme inspired by the planet Mercury. It's something a little different...

I got the inspiration to do this from previous zooms where I have tried to match the time signature to the fractal's power. Very little music is written in 5:4. However, Holst's "Mars" is in 5:4. This fractal is particularly appropriate, as you will notice that the 4-bulb mini-Mandelbrots are surrounded by 5-sided shapes. The 5-way symmetry in parts of the fractal is quite interesting. This zoom is coloured quite differently. I went for a theme that I thought reflected the reds and oranges of Mercury's iron rich rocks, mixed with some yellows of the nearby sun. The colours are often closely related to create a 'terrain' type of feel.

Also in this Series

Mars
Venus
Mercury
Jupiter
Uranus

Location

Fractal: Mandelbrot 5th Power

Real: -0.5014941429314352733992132861016707175441784769880596186402274128986472477835149317045188178610770629332845488852822399999999999999999996999799

Imaginary: 0.7021575345466185120701482354381262263278417483074491980296372481833909942476326217485551750858959859677761436342419739999999999999999995999810

Zoom: 1.07e76

Music

"Mercury, the Winged Messenger" Gustav Holst

Performed by the "United States Air Force Heritage of America Band"

(Public Domain).

Image Gallery

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot

Mercury - 5th Power Mandelbrot