February 14, 2013
Happy Cosmic Valentine's Day!
Phil Plait, Slate
The Universe loves us!
Well, not really. It’s more that natural events and forces create cosmic shapes that we interpret through millennia of evolutionary, psychological, and cultural adaptations.
But that’s hardly romantic. Don’t let stereotypes fool you: Scientists are just as influenced by emotions as anyone else. And since it’s Valentine’s Day, here is a bouquet of a dozen astronomical images that fit the theme of the day, brought to you by telescopes, space probes, and our weird brains that like to see hearts everywhere.
TAGGED: Hubble telescope, nasa, astronomy, Valentine's Day