Exoplanets orbiting stars near the Sun.
Hopefully no one takes this to mean that other stars, and their attendant planets, revolve around us, right? I mean, we’re cool, but we’re not THAT cool.
Although the number of confirmed exoplanets is only in the hundreds, the number of estimated exoplanets could be as high as 100 billion (or more?), or one for every star in the Milky Way.
And that doesn’t count the cold, presumably dead, rogue planets wandering interstellar space, forever alone.
Visit Planet Earth Campaign by Bri Hand
Despite the possibility of literally one brajillion sentient lifeforms out there, we’ve so far discovered it’s pretty lonely in the big, cold Universe. And while our attempts at interstellar communication have sought to connect with extraterrestrials through the universal religion of science and mathematics, you’ve really got to wonder why we didnt play up our personal traits here on Serious Planet Earth: for instance, hot dogs. Everything recreated in Minecraft. Conga lines. The fact that David Bowie sometimes lives here. Bri’s ad campaign seeks to invigorate our languishing interstellar tourism industry by luring aliens in with some of Earth’s more amazing amenities (and hopefully the promise that we’re not going to autopsy them and show it on FOX). You can check out more assets of the campaign over at Bri’s website: secrethidingplaceofbrihand
(via: Lost at E Minor)
Iguana Dragon by Bailey Henderson
With the intention of creating a real life representation of a dragon, Bailey chose the form of an iguana and added wings before casting the entire beast in bronze and thus saving villagers and dwarves the world over from its terrible winged wrath.