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"
Monday, March 26, 2012
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows M82, the "Cigar Galaxy". Stirred up by a "recent" pass of M81, this galaxy in Ursa Major shows additional signs of disturbance. The winds between the stars and galaxies!