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)
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows us NGC 4651 in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It's umbrella-like feature appears to be a tidal stream of stars.