Around the Web: one incredible auction, an unbelievable telescope, and news from Ghibli

SF auction to die for – Luke Skywalker’s light saber. C-3po’s head (hands sold separately). Indiana Jones’ whip.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 costume from T2. You Only Live Once signed by Ian Fleming. A set of all seven Harry Potter books inscribed and signed by author J.K. Rowling. All these can be yours for a small almost certainly prohibitive amount of money! Go stimulate the economy for me. Via John Joseph Adams at SF Signal.

A backyard telescope that rivals the Hubble – Truly amazing images from a telescope built by an electronics professor. “Their magic: A refrigerated CCD chip, a rotating dome, and some smart post processing in Photoshop.” Wow.

English voice cast announced for new Miyazaki film – The latest Ghibli project, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, has announced an all-star English voice cast that includes Matt Damon, Tina Fey, and Cate Blanchett.

20 artistic architectural optical illusions – I think if I actually saw one of these I might be a little freaked out.

Star Trek vs. Star Wars – I call foul! My money’s on Picard.

Poster for Terminator: Salvation – This is pretty cool.

Stamp your world with FAILs and WINs – I particularly like the “By” and “Date” lines.

Spaceship renders for tutorial – Roughs, linework, and concept art for a spaceship tutorial.


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