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"
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a part of IC 443, popularly known as the Jellyfish Nebula. The tagline at the site calls it "elusive". Believe me, under my suburban skies, that applies to many nebula!