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, August 25, 2014
The Tadpole's Tail
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Arp 188, a galaxy in the constellation of Draco. A bit of...ahem...interaction distorted the galaxy and gave it the feature which leads to it's popular moniker: The Tadpole.