2018 GOALS

From NASA’s Earth Observatory: On October 2, 2017, the MapCam instrument on OSIRIS-REx captured the data for a composite image (above) of the Earth and Moon. The spacecraft was approximately 5 million kilometers (3 million miles) from Earth at the time, about 13 times the distance between the Earth and Moon. (Click here to see the geometry of the shot.) Three images (different color wavelengths) … Continue reading 2018 GOALS

TRANSONIC STATE

From Nasa.gov: When NASA’s next X-plane takes to the skies, it will produce some pretty cool images. Thanks to the completion of a recent flight test series at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, the agency is a step closer to being able to visually capture the shockwaves of NASA’s future Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft, or LBFD. In this schlieren image, an Air … Continue reading TRANSONIC STATE

GEOFF KLOCK AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT LOGAN ALL YEAR

The first words of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s New X-Men comic run are “Wolverine. You can probably stop doing that now.” My friend Geoff Klock and I first started talking about X-Men way back in 2004, when I emailed him about an article he wrote about that same run of New X-Men comics. Like Wolverine, we haven’t ever really stopped. It’s a subject that … Continue reading GEOFF KLOCK AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT LOGAN ALL YEAR