Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's Dr. Manhattan... IN REAL LIFE!

Not sure if you've read/seen Watchmen, but it's this revolutionary graphic novel where superheros are merely masked civilians with no special powers. Well, everyone except for Dr. Manhattan, this blue, emotionally detached, god-like being who can do crazy things like see time in multiple layers or teleport himself to Mars. His famous quote: "In my opinion, the existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon."

Movie version of Dr. Manhattan

Well, NASA recently recorded a giant blue hand extending out into space, and it totally looks like Dr. Manhattan exploring the universe and its intricacies like he always wanted!

NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane, et al.

I've never been a huge space buff, but some of these captures are just incredible/miraculous. For more details on this phenomenon, see Giant 'Hand' Reaches Across Space.

1 comment:

-little mad girl said...

watchmen was a truly fantastic movie-- i especially liked all the philosophical ideas that Dr Manhattan's character presented. i loved the movie-- a lot more than i expected i would.
i sent that link to my hubby-- he's gonna flip! Dr Manhattan lives!!
(p.s. on a different note, i am so proud of myself-- just finished my 2nd FPS game - Bioshock - and trying to decide on my third! hehe-- gaming is such fun!)