Now that it’s December, it’s time once again for my favorite part of “the holidays”: The Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. It’s at the Atlantic this year (I guess its creator went there from the Big Picture blog?) but it will give you an image from the Hubble telescope every day from now until Christmas. And we all know how I feel about space pictures.

Here is today’s image, the unpoetcially-named UGC 1810:
And here’s something to ponder while you look at it, from the Upanishads:
The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.