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, February 25, 2011
Closeup: Many Worlds
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a beautiful Hubble Space Telescope shot of NGC 4449. A "small" galaxy, I wonder how many worlds we are looking at.