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 17, 2011
I'm A Survior!
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Comet Lovejoy's brush with fame (and our Sun). Predicted to be destroyed by its close encounter, it looks like Lovejoy is still around!