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, June 3, 2016
The Dog and the Whale
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 4631, popularly known as The Whale Galaxy. The dog? The dog is the constellation: Canes Venatici, the hunting dogs.