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, August 25, 2012
The Bombing of Albrechtsberg Castle
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows an (apparent) impending collison between a ground-based castle and a space-based object. In reality, not so much, but it is a lovely night shot.