Let’s get one thing straight. Conan’s one of my favorite people on the planet. So when I was one of the fortunate 14,000 who got tickets to see him tape in Chicago, I about lost my mind. I have been a Conan fan for about 15 years so it was definitely a dream come true. The day was such a big deal that I was painfully aware of every passing minute so I thought I’d transcribe it for you after the jump. Enjoy!
If you didn’t hear about it, Venus passed in front of the Sun yesterday..and it was awesome. Don’t worry though, it’ll do it again in 2117 so you can just catch it then. The image above was captured by NASA SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory), a satellite orbiting the sun. Here’s a link to a bunch more fantastic images.
The Adler Planetarium did a big event for the Transit, setting up dozens of telescopes and hosting live feeds from NASA TV. Around 5000 people showed up making it the most popular event they’ve hosted since 2003! Hit the jump for a few images from my Adler experience.
It’s another Spacesuit drawing. I’m still hammering out details for a comic so in the meantime I figured I’d do some character design work.
BTW, congrats to SpaceX and NASA for having a successful docking of the Dragon capsule to the ISS!! Now let’s hope for a flawless reentry and splash down on May 31st. GO DRAGON GO!
The current Administrator of NASA, Charles Bolden uttered the most badass phrase in the history of space today: “Godspeed Dragon.”
What the who is Dragon?! It’s an unmanned space capsule designed, built, and launched by SpaceX atop their in-house Falcon 9 rocket. Eventually the capsule will hold up to 7 crew members. The brainchild company of Elon Musk is hoping to become the first private enterprise to visit the International Space Station. Today this company took a giant leap in that direction with another successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, which has suffered delays recently do to software and hardware issues. More on this after the jump:
Sorry folks. Been a little busy the last 3 days with feeling sick and planning a get together for my girlfriends’ birthday. HOWEVER, in leu of me posting new work today, I’m linking to two really really interesting video/animations about Dark Matter and the Higgs Boson. They’re very well done and super informative, ESPECIALLY if you think Physicists have nothing left to do these days. Also, these videos illustrate just how STUPID we were as Americans to let the center of particle physics move to Europe.
He’s the sexiest astrophysicist alive…what else can I say? UPDATE after the jump!
If you don’t know about the asteroid mining company that James Cameron and other bazillionaires are announcing on April 24th, you’re not my true friend. If you’re not busy today, tune in at 12:30 Central to this website to watch a live streaming of the press conference for Planetary Resources. Oh, and you heard me right, it’s a FREAKING ASTEROID MINING COMPANY!!! Here’s an article from ABC News on the story. Also, I’ve drawn some images of James Cameron riding an asteroid pronouncing yet again that he is king of the world. I’ve posted two because I couldn’t decide which I liked better.