The hearts of space

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Feb 14, 2012
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It's no secret I love astronomy, but maybe you didn't know it loves me back. At least that's how it looks given all the valentines you can find in space if you just look around a bit. Below is a gallery of my favorite heart-shaped cosmic objects, including a new one (second in the gallery) from the European Southern Observatory (which is man-made, but the sentiment still counts).

Click a thumbnail to get a bigger picture and more info, click the big pictures to go to my original blog posts about the pictures, and scroll through the gallery using the left and right arrows. And of course: Happy Valentine's Day from Bad Astronomy!