Friday, May 4, 2012

Ten coolest fictional asteroids of all time

At io9, Charles Choi came up with a list of the ten coolest fictional asteroids of all time.

One entry on the list:
"The Dynamics of an Asteroid": Sherlock Holmes' nemesis Professor Moriarty was more than just the Napoleon of Crime — he was, well, a professor. In the short story "The Valley of Fear" from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we find out Moriarty "is the celebrated author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it." In a number of stories written by others, Moriarty's knowledge has nefarious ends — in "The Adventure of the Russian Grave," he even tries to assassinate Holmes with the Tunguska event.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue