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"
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Comet and Station
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the flipside of an earlier posted image. In this, we see the ISS and Comet Lovejoy together. Next to this shot is the view from the ISS.