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, September 17, 2010
Curtains in the Sky
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows ghostly sky curtains across Prelude Lake (Canada). On occasion we're lucky enough to see them here or even lower across the northern hemisphere.