Hello Cosmical readers!
I know I’ve been absent for a while. I blame the pandemic! And it’s going to take me a while to get back on my feet. In the meantime, this website got totally borked somehow, and also disappeared for a while. It’s taken me several hours tonight to get it functioning again, even if I had to go back to some default design that doesn’t work for comics at all. It’s going to take some time for me to fix it and redesign. So please bear with me, and please excuse how ugly this place is at the moment. I’ll update again when everything is fixed.
Thank you for your patience!
Voyager 2 is back up and running after having shut off its science instruments in January! Read all about it HERE!
Yesterday marked 50 years since the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon – the first time humankind has stepped foot on another celestial object. I’ve always thought that if I could go back in time I would love to go back to see this event. Of course I could bring up the video at any time I want, but I’d love to be around to feel the excitement, and watch the reactions of people.
Sidenote: By the time Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon, it was July 21st UTC, but still July 20th in the US. So as it was an American mission, I’m using the American time, and what’s on the NASA website.
A lot of you have found this place new from my most recent Opportunity comic! Welcome and I hope you will be returning!
The site is undergoing some changes now as I’m working on some style and color palette changes. So bare with me until everything is fixed. And stick around for new comics!
The Opportunity Rover is official out of service. After a long dust storm that covered the planet, NASA could not get back in touch with our little robot friend. Thank you for 15 years of data, Oppy. Maybe one day we’ll get you back.
Don’t be alarmed by the sudden change of the look of the comic! Obviously I haven’t posted in ages, but there are things happening behind the scenes. I didn’t want to post any comics yet while I rework things, but I came up with this one and I had to post it IMMEDIATELY.
So, while it may be a bit jarring, hang tight, and just enjoy the comic. I’ll have more info on the return of Cosmical comics soon! (and the website is also going to get updated!)
I have a personal connection to Cassini. My Uncle Frank worked on Cassini at NASA. I will always remember when he was telling me about Cassini just after the launch. I was 14/15, and he was telling me it would take 7 years and that blew my mind.
Sadly, Uncle Frank didn’t live to see Cassini through to its end. It saddens me, but it will always be a part of his legacy.
And as for Cassini itself… thank you, Cassini, for what you’ve taught us about our ringed friend and its moons. We have learned SO MUCH. And there is still data coming in, thanks to your Grand Finale! <3
NASA’s Cassini probe just recently captured these amazing close-up shots of Saturn’s ring-grazing moon, Pan. A lot of people have been relating the shape to food, like raviolis or dumplings or empanadas. But I have a different idea of what Pan is going for… 😉
Photo Credit: NASA