NASA has released the final hi-res image of Pluto (on Instagram, naturally) before this morning’s flyby! But George Takei couldn’t help but notice that the “heart” of the dwarf planet resembles its namesake. Neil deGrasse Tyson (who has fielded angry, exclamatory letters from kids for years) enjoyed a “breakfast at Pluto,” while io9 finds out if the ice on Pluto is actually slippery.
Afternoon Roundup brings you PENTAQUARKS, the Scout Finches of SFF, and news from the Annihilation set.
- Alex Garland says his take on Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation is more 28 Days Later than Ex Machina.
- Time-jumping no longer belongs just to sci-fi television.
- You go, Large Hadron Collider, discovering all the new particles.
- 10 ways Satoru Iwata changed Nintendo (and gaming) forever.
- Terry Brooks talks about what a good job MTV is doing with The Shannara Chronicles.
- What Meg Murry and Newt have in common.
- Hollywood keeps missing what makes Superman so special.
- The Steven Universe fandom’s problems when it comes to character flaws.
- Django Wexler on the little quirks that changed history, both in real life and fantasy.
- Bees! Slappy! Giant Preying Mantis! All of the creatures who haunted your adolescent nightmares are in the new Goosebumps trailer: