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 24, 2012
Horns of the Bull
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is of the Hyades star cluster, probably better known as the horns of Taurus the Bull. "Mouseover" the image to get a constellation outline and guide to what else is visible.