The 18 Best Space Photos of 2012

This year has seen some amazing space photos, including gloriously shining dust in the Orion nebula, Saturn wreathed in rings and accompanied by its moon Titan, spectacular shots of Earth’s Arctic region, and an artful dust devil on Mars. Here we present our favorite shots taken in 2012 that show off the wonder and unbounded beauty of the cosmos.

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NASA Released A Stunning 4K Video Of A Solar Flare

On April 17, a mid-level solar flare was released from an active region on the sun’s right side, resulting in short radio blackouts. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light which are normally invisible to our eyes. However, NASA color-coded these SDO images…

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