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)
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Under Southern Climes
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows one of our nearest extra-galactic neighbors, The Large Magellanic Cloud, in the constellation of Dorado. This featured in a favorite science fiction tale of my misbegotten youth.