It’s time for my favorite part of December : The Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Count down to the 25th with a new picture every day and be mind-boggled.

(Galaxy cluster Abell 68)


Since I shared the calendars for 2009 2011, and last year with quotes, here’s one for this year:

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. […] The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”

(by Dr. Sagan, my science boyfriend, in The Demon-Haunted World)