INFOGRAPHICS

Here are some of my infographics and 1-slide stories.

K-Pg EXTINCTION IMPACT vs NEW YORK CITY

(23 May 2020)

 

SAMPLED ASTEROIDS vs THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

(21 May 2020; Revised 24 May 2020)

 

TRAPPIST-1 SYSTEM

(19 May 2020)

 

The TRAPPIST-1 System, located 39.6 light years away, consists of an ultra-cool red dwarf star slightly larger, but 84x more massive, than Jupiter, and 7 planets between 0.3 and 1.15 Earth masses, all orbiting their star much closer than Mercury orbits the Sun, with 3 to 4 in the system's "habitable zone".

 

The TRAPPIST-1 system is depicted here in the style of a mass transit map published by some obviously imaginary transit authority in the TRAPPIST-1 System. Maybe our first signal from an advanced alien civilization will be leaked advertising designed for their own system.

 

I produced this infographic in response to an art creation challenge posed by Beth Johnson at the SETI Institute for the new space-themed art group she created in May 2020 on the SETI Institute's Facebook page, the Art Imaginarium.

 

APPARENT SIZES OF EARTH AND MARS AS SEEN FROM THEIR MOONS

(10 May 2020)

 

GRAVITY: THE MOON vs PHOBOS

(2 May 2020)

 

PHOBOS AND DEIMOS vs ITOKAWA AND ISS

(27 Apr 2020)

 

MARS SAMPLE RETURN: IMPORTANCE vs RISKS

(22 Mar 2020)

 

WORKING AT SETI

(18 Mar 2020)

 

ARROKOTH vs LOS ANGELES

(29 Dec 2019)

 

The NASA New Horizons spacecraft's flyby of Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 486958 Arrokoth, a.k.a. Ultima Thule, was one of the most exciting space exploration events of 2019. Here's a size comparison between Arrokoth and Los Angeles, CA. Arrokoth is about as long as Santa Catalina Island: ~35.5 km.

 

TREE OF LIFE: EARTH vs MARS

(17 Dec 2019)

 

MOON: SHACKLETON CRATER vs WASHINGTON, D.C.

(13 Dec 2019)

 

MARS: OLYMPUS MONS vs Mt EVEREST

(7 Dec 2019)

 

MARS: PITS vs EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

(5 ec 2019)

 

DIDYMOS vs CENTRAL PARK

(23 Oct 2019)

 

PHOBOS vs MANHATTAN ISLAND & CENTRAL PARK

(19 Oct 2019)

 

CLOSEST STAR SYSTEMS TO THE SUN

(6 Oct 2019)

 

ICE CAVES ON THE MOON?

(21 Jun 2019)

 

1I OUMUAMUA vs USS INTREPID

(19 Dec 2017)

 

N ~ 1: ALONE IN THE MILKY WAY

(16 Oct 2017)

N ~ 1: ALONE IN THE MILKY WAY - QUOTE

(13 Sep 2017)

ITOKAWA vs ISS

(2006)

Update (2020): ISS has since grown to 109 m wide.