December 21, 2020
[Caption above the first panel:]
What people imagine astronomers observing a conjunction are like
[Cueball and Ponytail are both looking through telescopes at the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.]
Cueball: 6.15 arcminutes!
Ponytail: Stupendous! This confirms Einstein!
[Caption above the second panel:]
What they’re actually like
[The same picture with different spoken sentences.]
Cueball: Wow! Look how close they are!
Ponytail: It’s so cool!!
Cueball: Now kiiiisssss!!
Ponytail: Dooo iiit!