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"
Monday, February 14, 2011
Just in time for Valentine's Day, today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the Rosette Nebula. An elusive target unless you have dark skies, filters and (more usually) photographic equipment. A geeky posting for my wife!