This chart shows the universe as understood in 1660 – a solar system with a giant Earth at its center.
The so-called Bad Astronomer picked the top 10 astronomy pictures of 2007. Go and see them. They’re beautiful.
Found via Barbelith. More on the film is available at palebluefilms.com. Good Yule, fellow dot-fractions. Stay warm during this longest night.
Hexagonal dendrite snowflake as captured by the Electron Microscopy Unit of the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
Polarization-microscope image of C-Phase liquid crystal, taken by Wikimedia Commons user "Minutemen."
A frilled dinosaur found in Montana, as imagined by science illustrator Mariana Ruiz Villarreal.
Click for much bigger version. Panoramic photo of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, by Dan Duriscoe.