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)
Monday, June 30, 2014
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows us an odd-looking elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. Centaurus A was probably reshaped during the collision of two galaxies, taking away it's more familiar spiral shape.