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, January 12, 2012
Locked Room Mystery
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows us "planetary nebula" SNR 0509-67.5. Where is the companion star? Did Professor Plum do it with a wrench in the library?