Fans of the writer Ursula K. Le Guin can send letters in real science fiction style with new American Standard stamps with her head portrait to commemorate her impressive literary heritage.The 33rd stamp in the art and literature series, commemorating ursula-k-legun, has increased public interest in discussing, criticizing and appreciating science fiction and fantasy books after her death in 2018, the U.S. post office said on Friday.
In addition to legun's literary stamps, the U.S. General Post Office has announced a new set of stamps to commemorate NASA's contribution to solar science.
The new set of 20 stamps, featuring 10 images, celebrates the science behind NASA's ongoing exploration of stars. According to NASA's blog, the images show events such as solar flares, sunspots and coronal rings.
The color on the stamp does not represent the actual color of the sun as seen by the human eye. According to the USPS blog, NASA colored each stamp based on wavelengths that reveal or highlight specific features of solar activity.
The stamps are based on digital images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a spacecraft launched in February 2010 to observe the sun from geosynchronous orbit above the New Mexico ground station.
Customers can buy these new stamps through U.S. Postal stores or post offices across the country.