Photographers from our Your Shot community captured colorful auroras around the globe. Telescopes on the ground and in orbit beamed back stunning images of distant galaxies. Pictures taken from the International Space Station made our home planet look like abstract art. And across the solar system, robotic explorers showed us just how dynamic—and familiar—alien terrains and atmospheres can appear.
See all of the amazing pics here: National Geographic
PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA/ESA HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE