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, September 25, 2017
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day depicts G79.29+0.46, brought to us courtesy of both ground and space-based telescopes. As the star throws off gas, it is painting a very pretty cosmic image.