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"
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the amazing complexity in NGC 2264, a nebular region in the constellation of Monoceros. Can you spot the cone? The fox fur? The Christmas tree? How about the unicorn?