The Best Astronomy and Space Pictures of 2013

1A Buzzing Beehive of Stars
Photo by NASA/ESA


Digging Very, Very Deep Into a Nearby Galaxy
Photo by Rolf Olsen


Martian Latte
Photo by ESA/G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin)/Bill Dunford


The Knight That Rules the Night
Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


Saturn, From High Above
Photo by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Gordan Ugarkovic


Saturn, From Far Behind
Photo by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


A Dying Star Rages Into the Night
Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


The Cold, Fiery, Dusty Arms of Andromeda
Photo by ESA/Herschel/PACS & SPIRE Consortium, O. Krause, HSC, H. Lin


The Folly of Humanity
Photo by NASA

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