In conjunction with the relaunch of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a 13-part astronomy series hosted by famously charming scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson and premiering in more than 70 countries, NASA has excitedly put together an inspired set of cosmic photographs to rally us all behind space exploration. It worked; we’re excited.
You can check out our favorites below of some truly incredible close-ups of nebulae, planets, and stars farther away than anyone could ever imagine:
Even if you’ve seen some of these spectacular images before, they’re worth a look—they’re a firm reminder of just how small a role we play in the universe, and how beautiful celestial formations look from afar.
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