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, August 16, 2019
Winding Star Stuff
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us IC 1396, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, a complex of dust and gases and protostars in the constellation of Cepheus.