The Big Picture blog–a news blog in pictures (yes, big ones)–has started a galactic Advent calendar. As the lead notes:
“Every day, for the next 25 days, a new photo will be revealed here from the amazing Hubble Space Telescope. As I take this chance to share these images of our amazing Universe with you, I wish for a Happy Holiday to all those who will celebrate, and for Peace on Earth to everyone.”

The images really are beautiful. I’ll take this as an Advent calendar any day–kind of puts all the squabbles about “Christmas” versus “holidays” in perspective.

(Via my new favorite blog of imaginary outfits and space news.)