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, September 2, 2015
The Bowl of the Night
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the night sky and the arc of the Milky Way. Off to one side is a flare of light, sunlight reflecting off the immense solar panels of the Iridium series of communications satellites.