so I recently was not feeling too good about my inability to use colors in unconventional way so I started randomizing my palette for my daily doodles (the exact colors used are in caption, those were colored with Promarkers for the record)
I must say I’m quite happy with the results and I have been very surprised by some color combos and I’m definitely going to use some in future works
also there’s a bonus Kiraboss under the cut, which was the first doodle I did for the soft pink/orange/blue one but I’m too chickenshit about ship stuff so I did a little Doppio to hide my shame
Ask Ethan: Is Dark Matter The ‘Aliens’ Of Astrophysics?
“It’s true and remarkable that the positrons implied by the HAWC data explain only 1% of the positrons observed by the other experiments, indicating that something else is responsible. When you see an observation that our conventional ideas can’t account for, like an excess of astrophysical positrons, keep in the back of your head that it might be dark matter, exhibiting the long-sought-after interaction properties that have eluded us so far. But it’s far more likely that some other astrophysical process is accelerating conventional, known particles to produce these effects. When you have a mystery in science, keep your mind open to a revolution, but place your bets on the mundane. And never, ever believe the hype that claims otherwise.”
When there’s something you can’t explain in space, there’s always an explanation. Before you posit some new, groundbreaking physics, however, the smart move is to examine the mundane explanations, like the matter and the objects we already know must exist. In a recent study, scientists sought to explain the positron/gamma-ray excess seen by astrophysical observatories like PAMELA, AMS, and Fermi by measuring the positrons from a couple of pulsars. While they saw a signal that was consistent with some positron emission, it was too little and too weak to be the answer. So if it isn’t these nearby pulsars, what is it? There could be a great many other possibilities, such as microquasars, magnetars, younger or older pulsars, or supernova remnants, among others. So why go straight to ‘dark matter’ as the primary explanation? There’s no good reason for it at all.