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)
Friday, December 26, 2014
In the Mouth of the Whale
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 1055 and Messier 77 in the constellation of Cetus. Two spiral galaxies with different facings, showing off the aspects of the spiral structure.