Learning about the Universe can be great, but sometimes just looking at the pictures is enough to inspire you with a sense of awe. Post the wonderful images of the Universe that you run across here. If you don't have anything to add right now, select 'follow' anyway so you can be informed of new posts. I just can't get enough of this stuff.
THE ANTENNAE NEBULA
A HELIX NEBULA
THE SURFACE OF THE SUN
And, of course, the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field. If you held up a grain of sand between your fingers and stretched your arm out, the piece of sky covered by that grain of sand is larger than that shown in this picture. They pointed the Hubble at an "empty" section of the sky and took a time-exposure for days. This is what developed. Virtually every speck and dot that's visible is a separate galaxy. Now imagine how many galaxies would be revealed in the incredible number of sand-grain-sized photographs of the entire sky!