Chubby, brunette Eunice Kinnison sat in a rocker, reading the Sunday papers and listening to the radio. Her husband Ralph lay sprawled upon the davenport, smoking a cigarette and reading the current issue of EXTRAORDINARY STORIES against an unheard background of music. Mentally, he was far from Tellus, flitting in his super-dreadnaught through parsec after parsec of vacuous space. E.E. "Doc" Smith, Triplanetary, Chapter 5: "1941"
Friday, August 27, 2010
Almost Every August
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day: The story sweeps de intertubez every year. Mars will be bigger/brighter than the Moon! You won't see that for another 60,000 yeas! Too bad it isn't true.