To celebrate the opening of Avatar 2: the way of water this week, I made a slideshow to give a little more astrophysical context to Pandora. And, like the movies, it’s all about the visuals — just click through the slides, like you’re sliding down a waterfall, with a gas giant hanging in the sky…
- Real-life Sci-Fi Worlds: a series of blog posts at the intersection of science and science fiction
- Pandora (from the movie Avatar), the habitable moon of a gas giant planet (older post)
- The Dune planet Arrakis
- Kalgash, a planet in permanent daytime (from Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall).
- The hot Eyeball planet
- Black Holes, Stars, Earth and Mars: my astronomy poem book (just in case you need to buy a present for someone who loves both astronomy and poems!)