Friday, October 10, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: Zombie Planet

In honour of The Walking Dead finally returning for its fifth season this Sunday (seriously, it has felt like forever since season 4 ended), we here at All Things Kevyn, as well as all those dedicated folks over at the Heavenly Body of the Week Space Database, give you (drumroll please) Zombie Planet!!

The Zombie Planet, called that for its seeming rise from the grave of academic observation (ie, astronomers thought it was no longer a planet, but just a big dust cloud in space, until they found it it truly is a planet after all), more than for eating the fleshy worlds of other planets, is actually named Fomalhaut b. This is not near as great a name as Zombie Planet. The planet, which orbits around its sun once every 2000 Earth years, is about three times the size of Jupiter, and it will eat your brai....oh, sorry. Anyway, I included a comic strip called Brewster Rockit, created by Tim Rickard, which I thought might fit in with the theme. 

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Zombie planet. Love the cartoon and the dumb blond looks like Aqua-Man.