This fun fact is guaranteed to make you friends.
In other news, yesterday we lost a great space probe and a very dear friend: Cassini, the brave explorer of Saturn and its moons that made the very first Sedna storyline possible. Now he has been put to rest in the heart of the planet he studied for 13 years. Godspeed you magnificent spacecraft. 🛰
Hopefully there’ll be a proper tribute comic for Cassini some time in the near future.
The pressure of being an only child.
The Orion Nebula is about 24 light-years (or 227 trillion kilometres) across, but isn’t even close to being the biggest nebula. I highly recommend you go see it, but make sure you find a place with no light pollution because nebulae are annoyingly faint.
I was pretty disappointed to find out there isn’t a Wikipedia page called ‘Orion’s Dong’.
Unfortunately there probably won’t be an eclipse comic because this whole ‘1 update a week’ thing has made this storyline go for way longer than I’d planned (and because the characters live on the other side of the world, so at best they’d be watching a livestream of it). Sorry guys, maybe next time.
Buuut if someone wants to buy me a plane ticket to America, I might consider a bonus comic. Just sayin’. 😛
Drawing evil Sedna never gets old.
Australia is, by the way, about the size of the continental United States. And much like the Milky Way, it’s mostly empty space and things that try to kill you.
I’m probably going to have to come back and update this comic in the future, as there could be anywhere between 100 and 400 billion stars in the Milky Way (depending on how many tiny stars there are, which are hard to see).
Let it be known that this author gets all his facts from only the very latest and most up-to-date Wikipedia pages.
The lampshade hath been hungeth.
After dreading it for so long, for this comic I finally had to teach myself how to draw cars. It turned out to be pretty simple.
Step 1: Find a picture of a car.
Step 2: Trace it.
Step 3: Draw the rest of the frame in the same perspective as the car.