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"
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Space Is Big
And it's empty. But occasionally things happen. Galaxies do collide. And, when they do, you get something like today's Astronomy Picture of the Day: Centaurus A, an "active" galaxy in our southern sky.