Last week I had the great opportunity to see my favorite astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, at NYC's Museum of Natural History! His presentation was the "Year in Review" of a selection of key astronomical events in 2014 (and a few from 2013 and 2012, as shown above). I'm posting this on my comic blog because Neil was featured in a Super Man comic! In the story, Super Man visits the Hayden Planetarium to see light from Krypton exploding (apparently he had reached Earth way faster than the speed of light, so the explosion light is just now reaching Earth). DC Comics had contacted Neil to locate a likely red star in our sky that Krypton could be, so now there's actually a star named "Krypton!" Also the artist drew Neil in one of his signature starry vests. Not sure if this was the first comic Neil was in, as there are a few others online, but I have a feeling there are more to come!
Going with the space theme, this morning we were supposed to have witnessed asteroid 2004 bl86 fly by Earth, but noooOOOooooo, the weather had other plans.