A few days ago I posted my favorite space pictures from 2011
, and said it was only Part 1. As promised, here is Part 2: my favorite pictures of solar system objects from the past year.
Again, it was ridiculously hard to pick just a few. I had something like 70 to choose from. Our space probes keep sending back amazing shots of planets, moons, asteroids, and more, and we keep getting better at taking pictures of them from the ground as well. As an astronomer, I love it, but as a blogger it makes my fingers cramp.
Still, it's not a terrible burden to bear. All of the pictures I chose are interesting for their beauty, their science, and their story.
To browse, just click the arrows or the next image in the filmstrip. Clicking the image will take you to my original blog post about it, with more information.
... and there's still one more gallery to go! I've done space and now solar system, and that only leaves the rest of the Universe. So stay tuned, there's a whole cosmos coming your way in a few days.Related Posts:Top 16 Space Pictures of 2011
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