In the last week, Venus and Jupiter were at their conjunction, and photographer Adam Tomaszewski took this fantastic picture of the pair. Look closely, and you can see Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto orbiting Jupiter. »
People like to make lists of things, especially lists of superlatives: the best, fastest, oldest, largest, heaviest and so on. There are lists of the ten fastest animals and the ten longest rivers and even of the ten highest-paid rock stars. The Guinness company created a small industry from publishing lists exactly… »
It would sometimes seem as though there are two solar systems: One including planets, and another including moons. Until recently, most books about the solar system focused on the planets, stopping only to acknowledge the existence of their satellites with a kind of half-embarrassed nod. They would be discussed as a… »
Mutant haute couture tends to begin and end with leather jackets, pouches, not-battlefield-worthy corsets, and blue-and-yellow school uniforms that leave nothing to the imagination. »Mystique. Emma Frost. Phoenix. Kitty Pryde. Lilandra. Karma. Callisto. Polaris. Spiral. Dazzler. Rogue. Storm. Jubilee. Psylocke.
Back in the Forties, the science fiction rag Planet Comics published the ongoing feature "Life On Other Worlds." This section peppered scientific know-how amongst whatever gonzo shit the writer happened to make up. Here's a tour of our Solar System using old issues of Planet Comics. Did you know that Mars is occupied… »
The creepy-ass tarry-eyed mass-murderer girl from Heroes turns out to have a science-fiction pedigree. Dania Ramirez played Callisto in X-Men 3. AND she was a potential slayer who flirted with Xander in the final few episodes of Buffy. Ramirez says those roles helped prepare her for all the physical action involving… »