These great hollow globes of artificial super-metals, and artificial transparent adamant, ranged in size from the earliest and smallest structures, which were no bigger than a very small asteroid, to spheres considerably larger than the Earth. (Olaf Stapledon, STAR MAKER)
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Inside the Eagle
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Messier 16 in the constellation of Serpens. Known as the Eagle Nebula, it has even starred in movies. Can you spot the so-called "Pillars of Creation"?