Debates are fun to watch, but when they’re between two people who have no idea about the universe, it’s just hilarious. Because seriously, what is the Moon anyway? Is it a rock? A planet? Is it a star? The sun is a star so is the moon a star, too? Or maybe it’s just a hunk of cheese. So many thoughts, so little time.
Poor Pluto, even in culinary circles it’s still not considered a planet. Chocolatier L’eclat of the Righa Royal Hotel in Japan is selling chocolates that look like the planets in our solar system. The delicious, celestial collection includes: Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea), and Neptune (cappuccino).
Just in case you haven’t already seen these (they were shared by social media’s astronaut sweetheart Col. Chris Hadfield), these layered planet cakes are absolutely out of this world. Ha ha.
German design studio For Real did a series of illustrations centering around the physical anatomy of the planets in the solar system and cheekily dubbed their client as ‘The Universe’. The works are pretty cool, showing planets with viscous liquid cores escaping from the bellies of their spherical hosts. The world can get messy — […]
Here is my latest Planet animation from my ongoing Illustrated Aliens project. I’m now up to Planet Seven, where we find two of its inhabitant having a chat that gets a bit too much for one of them. If you’ve missed any of the other six planets, catch up with them on their dedicated Vimeo […]
Cakecrumbs is a Australian Zoology graduate’s food blog where blogger Rhiannon posts some of her creative culinary endeavors. Her Jupiter cake has become quite the internet sensation, and we can definitely see why. Her hand-painted spherical cake looks incredibly realistic, and it even has Jupiter’s characteristic Great Red Spot and distinct inner layers. Who knew […]
How big would a planet be if it was formed by all the water on Earth? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the answer is, well, positively puny. Stretching at just 860 miles across its diameter, this hypothetical planet is unexpectedly small, especially when we think so much about the planet Earth as a water […]
Wendy MacNaughton is a genius at making these choice illustrations that sum up the human experience simply. This one she did in collaboration with author Caroline Paul shows the Universal Laws of Safe Distance using planets as metaphors. Best to dodge disco balls, and keep your partners (‘most days’, it advises) and pets close to […]
Taking advantage of the phenomenon know as geosynchronous orbit, artist Trevor Paglen worked with anthropologists, scientists and other artists to construct a photographic disk device that he sent into Earth’s orbit to take trillions of photos over a 15 year period. That’s how I understand it, anyways. The installation is called The Last Pictures and […]