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"
Monday, December 03, 2012
A Complete Set
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows not just one, but four rings around the full Moon. The rings are caused by ice particles in the atmosphere; I've sometimes seen two rings, but never four!