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My husband is an astronomy professor, so when I saw the Out of This World challenge, I just KNEW I had to submit. I asked him for a list of his favorite things in the universe, and had him write out some notes. A few of these fascinating phenomena, like the Pleiades, are visible with the naked eye; others, like the Eagle Nebula, have been photographed beautifully by the Hubble Space Telescope. Some are named for the constellations in which they appear, while others get their names from the objects they resemble. The universe may be mostly made of empty space, but everywhere you look, there's beauty.
Even though we can’t travel as we wish this summer, we’re able to take a virtual journey in our imaginations. With an assist from streaming services and movies, the land of science fiction is easily accessible and wondrous. I recently watched Dark, the German twisty time travel series, and re-watched the Kubrick masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Other favorites include The X Files, Stranger Things, Twin Peaks and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This illustration is inspired by all those supernatural, sci-fi shows and legends that disrupt our reality in creepy, bizarre and sometimes comical ways. Sci-fi Galaxy exists to cause disturbances on Earth, transporting us to places we could never imagine otherwise. The lettering and colors celebrate vintage 1950s sci-fi movie posters.
The time changes based on our elliptical location, at its closest point, sunlight only takes 490 seconds to reach Earth. At the most distant point, it takes 507 seconds.
This map shows a majority of the constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The constellations closer to the center of the map are called “circumpolar,” and can be seen year-round, while those further away from the center can be found in the sky seasonally (depending on location).
My favourite fantasy planet of all time! This is my version of some of Terry Pratchett's character's and how I see them, plus the wonderful Discworld....a planet on the back of four elephants, on the back of a giant Turtle....of course!
Yes, there really IS a Salamony Asteroid! It was discovered in 1995 and named for my sister Sandra, who at the time was creative director for Sky Publishing. She was presented with a potato having roughly the same shape of her asteroid. The potato quickly sprouted, which made me think of the possibilities. Perhaps on her asteroid, you could ask it to sprout any vegetable, any time, to the desired degree of ripeness! Imagine fresh sweet corn, asparagus, and baby carrots ON THE SAME DAY! I further imagine this as a place where the clouds record your favorite moments and retain them as long as you want. Finally, you can swim at night and be serenaded by an orchestra formed by constellation instruments, the sound being produced when the stars twinkle. Yeah, I think I could live there!
The moon phases as well its position in relation to the different zodiac signs has an affect on the plants´ growth. There are four elements - earth, water, air and fire, that correspond to the zodiac signs. Each of these elements is responsible for the best crop of different kinds of plants, so there is a different day for planting and gardening each of them. In the illustration you can see the relation between the moon, zodiac signs and the plants for each phase.