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"
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows one of the stranger features of the Saturnian system. No, not the rings, not the braiding of the rings even...a hexagonal cloud system at Saturn's north pole.