Mark foolishly asked for things that would stretch his artistic muscles for this story, and it turns out that drawing very bright objects without the use of Photoshop effects is one of them.
Story note: Yes, they're in a giant, mirrored hamster ball. In space! Or at least...not on Earth.
A handy way to avoid having to come up with stuff to say is to link to stuff instead. Wellll, over at Bad Astronomy there's a Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2008 feature. I have to admit it's pretty great.
Also, the previous page was updated a day late, so if you only visit on regular update days and missed it be sure to press that big ol' Previous Page button above so you can read it. It's like a bonus page! Isn't that great of me?