New, unofficial constellations appear in this image of the sky mapped by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Fermi scientists devised the constellations to highlight the mission’s 10th year of operations. Fermi has mapped about 3,000 gamma-ray sources — 10 times the number known before its launch and comparable to the number of bright stars in the traditional constellations. Credits: NASA

Godzilla, the TARDIS and the Hulk become focus of modern constellations

Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now, scientists with NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have devised a set of modern constellations constructed from sources in the gamma-ray sky to celebrate the mission’s tenthContinue reading Godzilla, the TARDIS and the Hulk become focus of modern constellations

Hulk From the Marvel UK Vaults

Hulk: From the Marvel UK Vaults

(Updated 11/3/14 to add information on the SMASH! artist from David Roach): Last year, Marvel Comics put out Hulk: From the UK Vaults – and we completely missed the release! It’s only thanks to fan Robin Barnard that it’s now been drawn to our attention. The book is a massive collection, compiling strips and textContinue reading Hulk: From the Marvel UK Vaults

British creators support Peter David charity art auction

British creators are supporting an auction to help American comics writer and novelist Peter David get back on his feet after he suffered a stroke late last year. The auction, which will take place later this month, has been organised by US comics artist JK Woodward and will offer art featuring all of Peter David’sContinue reading British creators support Peter David charity art auction