Astrophilia [Tattoo]

By Carl Zimmer | February 28, 2009 2:18 pm

voyager2_tattoo.jpgAn anonymous reader writes, “The Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune in 1989 was one of the big events that really got me into science and astronomy. My dad and I went to our local planetarium, which was live-streaming the images from NASA as they came in. Even though I don’t really work in astronomy now, I wanted a tattoo to commemorate my continued love of astronomy and one of my dearest childhood memories. My tattoo is the Voyager 2 spacecraft with Neptune and Triton.”
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Comments (3)

  1. KC

    Awesome Tat dude!!


    Astrophilia? That’s a made up word isn’t it?
    I’ve never ever heard of a philia of that kind! And those aren’t to scale, at all!


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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