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, February 28, 2013
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is one of the "small planet projections, seemingly creating an entire globe (and enormous inhabitants) out of a small scene. The Full Snow Moon shines over a tiny snowy planet.