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)
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Messier Object 44, the "Beehive Cluster" in the constellation of Hyades. This is best viewed at low magnification and a wide field of view (i.e., with binoculars).