NASA Introduces Anime Mascots

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NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency recently formed a partnership to build a satellite that will launch next year as part of the Global Precipitation Measure (GPM). To commemorate the whole venture, they held a contest to have teens design an anime mascot and they got some gorgeous entries.

The first grand prize winner, Sabrynne Buchholz of Hudson, Colorado, drew the mascot at the top of this post named “Mizu-Chan.” The second grand prize winner, Yuki Kiriga from Tokyo, Japan, drew the first image after the break. The pair, along with six runners-up, will get GPM stickers, pins, posters, lithographs and droplet handouts. The grand prize winners also get their artwork featured in a comic series designed to educate people on the GPM and precipitation science.

See more pictures after the break…

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(It’s Okay To Be Smart via Neatorama)

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