December 21, 2012

The Best, Most Beautiful Astronomy Images of 2012

Phil Plait, Slate


AP Photo

The Universe is beautiful.

Which is interesting. It doesn’t have to be; it could be all colorless and weird and lumpy. Instead, it’s bursting with color, sculpted by vast forces, molded into fantastic shapes that please our eyes and delight our brains—especially once we understand what we’re seeing.

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TAGGED: 2012, Photographs, Galaxy, Astronomy

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