Asteroids, meteors, comets, and meteorites are sometimes used interchangeably. With all the space rocks that seem to be taking aim at Earth lately, it seemed that a graphic explaining the differences among them was called for.
Had a little extra time on my hands and decided to try my hand at taking an out-of-date website and translating the most important information (as I perceived it) onto a mobile app.
I followed best practices for designing on iOS and sized the app for an iPhone 5 height. The purple is dictated by the California Science Center’s existing logo, which was repurposed for the app.
This is still a work in progress, but the app’s home screen seemed like a logical place to start!
One of CNN.com’s writers needed art for his Rules of the Internet story and asked for a simple type treatment of the rules. Originally, the intent was to illustrate each rule, but for the sake of visual clarity the illustrations were eliminated.
Color and font choices were dictated by CNN’s digital style guide and a need for multiple font weights.
We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Miguel San Martin, chief engineer for Guidance, Navigation, and Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he has worked on four Mars spacecraft. On Twitter he’s @MigOnMars.
Here’s the short version of today’s Mars news: Curiosity has, in fact, detected simple organics in Martian soil, but that detection is not definitive evidence of Mars-native organic compounds. Scientists first need to make sure that the compounds detected by the Mars Science Laboratory aren’t actually stowaways from Earth.