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, August 23, 2012
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a time-elapse "streak" picture showing the conjuntion between Mars, Saturn and Spica. The colors of the three celestial bodies are clearly marked in this shot.