January 21st, 2011


Another Glimpse of "Genius"

A while back, the comic "Genius" won the Top Cow contest for new title.  The intent is to draw the complete series, then release it as a monthly comic.  Here is a peek at what will be the first issue (second really, after the awesome pilot).  The premise is a black girl with the military aptitude of, say, Napoleon, picking up a war with the Los Angeles police.  I like watching oppressed characters kick the tar out of oppressors, so I'm loving this comic.  It created considerable controversy during the original contest ... heh, but it won.

Remembering Voyager

I spotted this news item today.

Voyager Celebrates 25 Years Since Uranus Visit 

As NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made the only close approach to date of our mysterious seventh planet Uranus 25 years ago, Project Scientist Ed Stone and the Voyager team gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., to pore over the data coming in.

Images of the small, icy Uranus moon Miranda were particularly surprising. Since small moons tend to cool and freeze over rapidly after their formation, scientists had expected a boring, ancient surface, pockmarked by crater-upon-weathered-crater. Instead they saw grooved terrain with linear valleys and ridges cutting through the older terrain and sometimes coming together in chevron shapes. They also saw dramatic fault scarps, or cliffs. All of this indicated that periods of tectonic and thermal activity had rocked Miranda's surface in the past.
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