Here’s some more old news (because I’m woefully behind), but it’s still AWESOME, so I’m posting it anyway.
Phil Plait compiled the best astronomy images of 2012 (a whole month ago), and they are breathtaking and beautiful and amazing and…you get the idea. Space is cool. If any of you NASA (or super-awesome private space companies) folks read this, when you start sending people to explore the universe…PICK ME! *wink*