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)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 2024, the Flame Nebula in the constellation of Orion. Not as recognized as it's neighbor, Messier 42, a beautiful sight well worth the visit.