Webcomic profile: Supermassive Black Hole A*
Supermassive Black Hole A*
The hard sci-fi webcomic.
Last update: 3 days ago, 5:01 AM
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Stories from the center of our galaxy, where energy is abundant and life is cheap.

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smbhax
smbhax
Just a dude makin' comics.

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^ Inked sketch for a reader supporting the comic through my Patreon campaign. : )

Thanks everyone for your support and/or reading the comic! : D

I will be playing hooky on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Back at it on Tuesday!

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The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )
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^ From "The Coming of...Sub-Mariner!" in The Fantastic Four #4, Marvel Comics, May 1962. Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek.

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The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )
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The ESO has just released an eye-catching optical image, taken by their SPHERE instrument on the VLT, of bright swirls of gas and dust in the disc of material gathering around the star AB Aurigae, with a "twist" in the swirls suggesting the location of a newly forming planet. Their annotated versions of the photo show the scale the pick out the salient points; the potential planet orbits the star—which is about 2.5 times the mass of our Sun—at a distance roughly equivalent Venus' distance from the Sun.

The ESO spotted first spiral formations in AB Aurigae's protoplanetary disc with their ALMA radio telescope array in 2017; the spirals are what is predicted to form in the wake of a large mass like a proto-planet orbiting through the disc of gas and dust.

AB Aurigae is about 531 light years from Earth.

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The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )
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smbhax
I changed my Photoshop thingies so the comic's subtitle text comes out a little smoother. : P

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The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )
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smbhax


^ From "The Coming of the Hulk" in The Incredible Hulk #1, Marvel Comics, May 1962. Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Ray Holloway.

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The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )
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