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 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’.
So this will probably be the most colourful comic for a while. FYI, if you’re looking to get into digital painting, nebulae are easy to do and look good even if you suck at art (case in point: me). I’m not a big fan of the airbrush tool, but in this case it works really well.
Also, ‘scientists being bad at naming things’ is a joke with so much material, I probably won’t be able to resist doing another comic on it.
She obviously means the Witch Head Nebula. Come on Dini, step up your cloud game.