Yvonne Carts-Powell

Twofer: beautiful science and SF delight

In beautiful, Science, science fiction, writing on January 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Image of Comet Lovejoy over Santiago, Chile.

Comet Lovejoy over Santiago, Chile, at dawn on 22 December 2011. CREDIT: Yuri Beletsky

Astronomy places a premium on the purely beautiful. Photos of Comet Lovejoy (which was discovered in November, expected to disintegrate into the sun in mid December but survived, and was visible from Earth in late December) are astonishing and beautiful. The caption story I wrote is here:

Astronomers Eye Sun-grazing Comet.

And on the science fiction side, here’s a fan’s video loveletter to Doctor Who with a really well-done audio track. As you might expect, there’s a lot of running:

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