More pixie-like pix at Slinkachu‘s “Little People Project” (“abandoning little people on the streets since 2006″)…
[TotH to Laughing Squid and Sex + Design]
As we keep everything in perspective, we might send a bright metal birthday riff to Brian Harold May, CBE; he was born on this date in 1947. Rightly known for his work as guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer of the band Queen (he is ranked 26th on Rolling Stone‘s list of Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and 7th on Planet Rock‘s), he has also distinguished himself as an astrophysicist. During a hiatus from the band, May completed his PhD at Imperial College (which he’d left in abeyance in the early 70s to pursue Queen); his dissertation was A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud. Asteroid 52665 Brianmay was named in his honor in June, 2008 at the suggestion of British Astronomical Association President Sir Patrick Moore.