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, June 7, 2018
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 3256 in the constellation of Vela. This oddly shaped spiral is the result of a collision between two galaxies, NGC 3256 and the one that got away.