"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insigificant little blue green planet whose ape-descendent life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

From: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", by Douglas Addams, 1979.

Scene rendered with gal.pov (see below)

Comment: Thanks to Chris Colefax and his include files, there was little to do before I could trace this picture. You can download the .zip-file from his homepage, and it is great for galaxies, comets, stars and nebula objects.

POVRAY scene:

POVRAY includes:
see homepage of Chris Colefax