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 28, 2018
South Celestial Pole Sights
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the rich star and nebular fields near the South Celestial Pole, in the constellation of Octans. Astounding stuff! "Mouseover" the image in the link for a guide to Sigma Octantis.