Twi’leks Last Gleaming: Star Wars Books: Ahsoka

The Star Wars extended universe is vast and sprawling. It consist of movies (obviously), TV shows, games, comics, and many, many, many books. Just so many books. And if I’m honest it was a bit daunting. I’ve always considered myself a Star Wars fan but mostly confined myself to the movies and TV with an [...]

Brilliant Star Death in “Rotten Egg” Nebula: NASA Image of the Day

Goodnight Miss Calabash Nebula, wherever you are! (If you get that joke, congratulations! You're old). So here is another example of the universe being beautiful in the throws of death. I mean, if you're a sun and you're gonna die it might as well be spectacular right? Also, this particular "star death" smells like rotten eggs. [...]

Cosmic Winter Wonderland: NASA Image of the Day

Normally I would say something snarky or goofy here but this image speaks for itself really, no need to embellish with my customary silliness. It's stunning. Just a great example of the Universe being awesome. And here, at the end of a particularly terrible, tragic, unhappy year, we could all use a little awesome. So please sit [...]

Mars Is a Chocolate Bar: NASA Image of the Day

In absolutely stunning news the folks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have discovered that the surface of Mars is actually a giant candy bar - chocolate to be precise. Deep, flowing oceans of creamy milk chocolate swirl between vast chunks of solid chocolate smoothed into rounded edges over a millennia of churning goodness. It is [...]