Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Triffid nebula

I always loved Day of the Triffids as a kid. A book/TV adaptation about giant killer plants sounds like a load of balls, but it turned into a very effective story about the hubris of man, written by the brilliant John Wyndham.

I am very pleased that this classic story has found its way into astronomical circles, by giving its name to the rather beautiful Triffid Nebula.

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