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Mars Sticker 4X4 matte
Mars Sticker
Mars Sticker 4X4 matte

#149: Mars Sticker matte 4X4

$2.99

  • Printed on high quality vinyl
  • Perfect for sticking to laptops, phone cases & more!
  • Guaranteed to be...well, sticky
  • Stickers ship same business day from Austin, Texas
  • UV coated so the color will last

Please allow 2 - 4 business days for shipment.


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High quality kiss-cut, vinyl decal stickers. Super duper stickerish...uh, stickery? Perfect to stick on to phone cases, laptops, children, books, journals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, your parent's refrigerator, transparent windows, your enemies' walls, skateboard decks, ugly cars, cute cars, bumpers - maybe, motorcycle helmets, bicycle helmets, roller skating helmets, water bottles, adult beverage bottles, computers, or whatever else you own that desperately needs a dose of cute and adorable and quirky and funny and taleas.

Based on Comic #149: Earth Says I'm Not A Real Planet

A despondent Pluto laments to a gruff Mars, "Earth says I'm not a real planet." Mars responds, "Yeah, that's cuz you're not."

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The Story Behind #149: Earth Says I'm Not A Real Planet

There is a clear divide in our household. On one side we have the more-cerebral, less-emotion camp; and on the other side we have the more-emotion, less-cerebral camp. This comes to a head every time we talk about the designation of Pluto as a dwarf planet.

One of the qualities I appreciate most about engineering, and science in general, is the emphasis on precision of language. Scientists use very specific terminology to describe things, events, measurements, etc. This focus helps resolve conflicts, and removes a lot of ambiguity, especially when you start working with complex systems like Particle Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy. In August of 2006 the IAU (International Astronomical Union) created an official definition for the term "planet". This definition would be the beginning of the end of Pluto's spot among the planets orbiting the Sun.

"Why? Why would we do such a horrible thing?" my wife asks. "Can't we just grandfather Pluto in?" My mind immediately begins pondering the consequences of "grandfathering in" old scientific findings for nostalgic purposes. This is a foundational aspect of science: new information forces us to reconsider old truths. As long as humans have been looking up we've known there were lights in the night sky that moved differently from all the others. The English word "planet" literally comes from the Ancient Greek word "planasthai" which means "to wander". Some cultures thought these were the souls of the deceased, others thought they were deities. It wasn't until technology gave humans the ability to physically see planets that we were able to appreciate them for what they really are. This takes us back to the question the IAU was trying to answer with their definition, what are planets?

The definition of a planet is fairly dry and space-nerdy: the object must orbit the Sun, the object must be massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, the object must have cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. Unfortunately, Pluto only meets two of these three criteria. Since the early-1990's over 2,000 objects have been observed in the Kuiper belt (that's generally Pluto's neighborhood) and contemporary mathematical models show that there are probably orders of magnitude more tiny objects floating around out there. It is for this reason that in September of 2006 Pluto officially lost its designation as the 9th planet in our solar system.

Neither my wife nor I are professional astronomers, so our personal opinions will never carry any weight in the scientific community. However, I do know one thing for certain: regardless of Pluto's official designation, it will always hold a special place in our hearts and minds.


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The Story Behind taleas Stickers

There was a time when stickers were only for children. Well, guess what? Those days are long-gone. If you want to be modern and in-the-know, you need stickers. More specifically, you need Taleas stickers!

I offer only the highest-quality kiss-cut, vinyl decal stickers, made right here in Austin, Texas. Are these stickers even cooler because they're made in the American capital of cool? Well, that's kind of undeniable.

They're all made with expert detail, bright colors that don't fade, and only the best materials. They're fun to look at, eye-catching and super duper stickerish.

These Taleas originals are all perfect to stick on to phone cases, laptops, children, books, journals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, your parent's refrigerator, transparent windows, your enemies' walls, skateboard decks, ugly cars, cute cars, bumpers - maybe, motorcycle helmets, bicycle helmets, roller skating helmets, water bottles, adult beverage bottles, computers, or whatever else you own that desperately needs a dose of cute and adorable and quirky and funny and Taleas.

The bottom line is this: it doesn't matter where you stick these stickers. Wherever they go, they are going to draw attention. And since they're Taleas originals, you know they'll get people chuckling. In fact, you might gain a few new friends because of these stickers. I'm happy to help! However, do me a favor: if someone says "your sticker is so funny!" just reply, "Oh, I know. I got it from my favorite web comic, Taleas!" Also, maybe pass along the URL too. Heck, if you want to print out a few business cards and just hand those out, it couldn't hurt either.


Frequently Asked Questions

⏱ How long will it take to ship my rad new mars sticker?

It usually takes about 2 - 4 business days to make, pack and ship stickers. If anything comes up I'll email you and let you know.

💰 How much is shipping?

Free for U.S. domestic orders. For more details check out the taleas shipping policies.

📦 Where does taleas ship stickers from?

The mars sticker ships from Austin, Texas.

🪃 Is there a return policy?

Yep! 30 days for undamaged paper goods and unworn/unwashed clothes. If the product arrives busted please email us at hello@taleas.com or give us a call at 1-833-580-0600 so we can get the issue taken care of.

🤔 What if I have more questions?

Send me a message at hello@taleas.com. I design every product that I sell and am happy to answer any questions that you have.