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"
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Just Another Moon
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows last night's full moon. Just another full moon, not the hyper-sized hysteria of the media. And while we're at it, Mars will not be as BIG AS THE MOON anytime this year.