As a science
writer, I sometimes get the opportunity to write about
stuff that's not only cool, but cool-looking.
Often my job as a writer includes finding appropriate
illustrations, or explaining to an artist how to
illustrate my article. Here are some especially cool
pictures that have appeared in my articles or books.
(NASA images are public domain; other images used with
As you roll your
mouse over each image you will see a caption pop up that
explains what you are seeing. (If you don't, you may
need to change your browser's security settings to
"Allow Blocked Content.")