Who got there first?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

cinematic image of the moon from Melies' classic

Image source: Voyage dans la Lune filmed by Georges Méliès in 1902

What was the difference between Verne’s stories and the ones of Herbert George Wells?

Jules Verne wrote mainly adventures stories, Wells wrote Science Fiction stories. Wells is the true “father of SF”. Verne described his machines based upon certain knowledge of his time, and he matured that idea or that knowledge, and developed it. Verne explains his inventions very well, and with a lot of details – he ‘invariably presents a credible scientific hypothesis and spins a tale of high adventure around an investigation of its possible consequences’*. Wells, on the other hand, invented his machines, which were not based on any scientific knowledge of his time. His machines were constructed with materials that did not exist, and the phenomena that occur in Wells’ stories are not quite explained. They are just Science fiction.

from ‘Jules Verne FAQ

via Pellucidar Offerings 3: Trip To Moon Stills By Jules Verne & HG Wells

This is a publishing BLOOPER!
Yes, this is an H G Wells story, BUT look at the title on the cover. Marvel got it wrong, and said Jules Verne wrote it! Inside it does say H. G. Wells

from ‘Collecting Jules Verne

Poster for the film 'First Men in The Moon'

Cover of the book 'From The Earth to The Moon' by Jules Verne

First US edition 1874

The First Men in the Moon (1919), from http://www.bfi.org.uk/mostwanted

Wanted by the BFI « The Bioscope

Cover of the book 'First Men in The Moon' by H G Wells

Earth vs Moon

AND just for the record…

Edgar Rice Burroughs 'The Moon Men'

ERBzine 0241: Moon Maid Gallery Bib – ERB Future Compendium

* ‘Introduction’ – ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne (Wordsworth Editions Ltd 1996)


Eder Ivan’s astrophptpgraphy page

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Holmes 12.05.07Mars 2008Saturn, opposition 2008Mars 2010Jupiter 2010Lunar eclipse 2007Moon 03.27.2007 Venus and Moon 2007 	Holmes 11.01.07Holmes 11.04.07Mars images, 2005 C73P-SW3C. McNaughtLunar eclipse 2007Tycho,ClaviusPtol-Alph-ArzCaucasus, Alpes, PlatoMare NectarisGassendiTheo-Cyr-CathCrescent venus
Venus and Moon
Venus Transit
Sunspots from 07.2004
Moon (mosaic)

19 day old Moon

Eder Ivan’s astrophptpgraphy page


Astronomy Picture of the Day

What 13,500 pages micro-etched into nickel looks like – The Rosetta Project

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

What 13,500 pages micro-etched into nickel looks like

The good folks over at the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena who organized the Data and Art show that the Rosetta Disk was in, were kind enough to get some really nice photos taken of the micro-etched data side of the disk.

What you are looking at is over 13,000 tiny pages describing over 1,500 languages. To see each page you would need a 500x microscope

What 13,500 pages micro-etched into nickel looks like.What you are looking at is over 13,000 tiny pages describing over 1,500 languages. To see each page you would need a 500x microscope.

What 13,500 pages micro-etched into nickel looks like – The Rosetta Project.

The Cutaway, a Menu of Possibilities

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Eagle Comic logo

The Cutaway, a Menu of PossibilitiesCUTAWAY


blogger evil

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

image of the blogger

 shadows of darkness

image for wordpress vs blogger


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013














What to wear?

Monday, August 5th, 2013


The 12 Most Ludicrous Superhero Armors.

face ornament

WTF Art History

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

WTF Art History

polka-dot ●: Photo

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

polka-dot ●: Photo.


Friday, August 2nd, 2013

3D vector image of a push pin

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