The Best Astronomy Image of the Year Is Shocking In Every Way

I was looking back for the best, most impressive astronomy images of the year 2012, ready to post a winner, when this dropped in my NASA feed. The image is stunning all on its own, but the description just made my head spin. Combined with its sheer beauty, it made it the winner. Here is why: Read More >>

NASA Image Shows the Mayhem That Created Life on Earth

About 4.1 billion years ago, our solar system was a huge cluster of comets bombarding every planet orbiting the Sun and crashing into each other. That period of chaos is known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, and astronomers believe it was key to the formation of life in our planet. Read More >>


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