I’m going to post a bunch of beautiful things that I saw in europe. Not pictures I took necessarily (except this one, which is the Astrological Clock in Prague) but mostly art that I couldn’t photograph for whatever reason. Just so I remember it and keep loving it.
Imperial Russian Gold Watch. Awarded to a Naval Captain for 15yrs of service by Tsar Nicholas II.
If anyone wants to get this for me as a nearly-year-in-advance birthday present, that’d be pretty awesome. Ebay, you make me sad sometimes.
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Six planets and the waning crescent moon arrayed in the dawn sky on Saturday April 30, as seen from Los Angeles, California.
CREDIT: Starry Night Software
For the next few weeks, if you get up in the morning, you’ll be able to see all the planets bar Saturn arrayed along the ecliptic.
In 1572, people on Earth saw the bright light of a supernova. Now, by combining different intensities of x-ray data, scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have created a new image of the debris left from that explosion, which hints at the origins of the cosmic blast.
Known as Tycho’s supernova remnant, the space puffball includes a cloud of expanding debris (yellow) enveloped by a high-energy blast wave (blue). The latest image also shows an arc of high-energy x-rays (bottom left) that seems to be coming from a faster moving ball of material.
Astronomers think that the supernova happened when a white dwarf star siphoned so much material from a companion star that it exploded. The blast blew material off the sunlike companion, and that debris is now emitting the arc of x-rays.
Image courtesy CXC/NASA/CAS
Above is the absolutely astounding cover for Issue #1 of our new magazine, the Weaponizer Quarterly. The photograph is by Robin LeBlanc, a promotional shot from theforthcoming independent movie SCARS. We are in the final stages of proofing the magazine, and will have a release date for you imminently!
The first issue features science fiction and horror stories by Mark Harding of Mutation Press, Justin Childress, Mo Ali, Andre Navarro of Pitch Black: The Webcomic, Andrew C. Ferguson of Writers’ Bloc, and C. Brian Hickey, with art by Mo and Andre, plus Emmanuel Hernaez aka MojoKingBee and others, plus a four-page photography spread by cover artist Robin.
There’s non-fiction from Pornokitsch alt.history specialist Jared Shurin, Elle Matheuse and Grimly Whetfox, talking about comets, the beauty myth and lucid dreaming, plus interviews with screenwriter / director Eric Heiserrer (A Nightmare on Elm Street / The Thing), recent Planet Mu signing and DJ legend Chrissy Murderbot, and San Francisco Witch House label-head Ben Verslius of Tundra Dubs.
We’ve also got an EXCLUSIVE prequel to K. Patrick Glover and Keith Perkins’ new webcomic serial, ‘A Wicked Little Town’, plus more comics from Richard Fannon and artist Lee Smart, and an illustrated vampire story by Harlequinade and Inkmoth.
Watch this space for an announcement on the release date, pricing and how to order, very soon!
Dammit Texture, soon isn’t soon enough!
Will be well worth the wait though.
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The plastic bag speaks out.
"Maybe you are a poet and a dreamer, but don’t you realize that those two species are extinct now?"