Godzilla claims the stars with new constellation
The king of monsters laid out its claim as king of the heavens after NASA included Godzilla in its list of gamma-ray constellations.
Through the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) launched in 2008, scientists were able to see the sky light up with dots of light from various gamma ray emissions. These can be from supernovas, super-massive black holes, nova bursts, and other spacial phenomena, according to a statement.
Going back to Godzilla’s constellation, the artwork depicted the iconic monster from its original Japanese design and even included a flare of its atomic breath, or heat ray as NASA referred to it.
Other pop-culture icons were also given their own gamma constellations including the U.S.S. Enterprise from “Star Trek” and TARDIS from “Doctor Who.”
Destination landmarks were also given constellations in honor of the countries that participated in the Fermi Mission. Japan, for example, got a constellation for the famed Mt. Fuji.
A special website was put up to view the 88 different constellations, and they can be seen through this link. /ra