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"
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Starburst and Wind
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows M82, a galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major (more or less). Take a look at the image than read the details below. The quiet, eternal stars indeed!