Meadowood Shopping Center
5706 Raymond Road | Madison, WI
The Astrophysics Mural explores our ever-changing universe. Astrophysics is a branch of science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain processes in the cosmos, such as the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, and other objects in the universe. The mural depicts a black hole event horizon (a star that has reached the end of its life). These cosmic events are the origin of the elements of the solar system, and thus the periodic table of elements. Black holes capture our imagination as we learn to comprehend an object so massive and dense that not even light could escape its gravitational pull.