The Hubble Telescope Advent Calendar

Friday December 09, 2011 Written by luke

It's Christmas! A time to celebrate friends, family, the birth of the universe and the googol atoms within it. (That's a 10 followed by a hundred zeros.)

The Atlantic is getting in the Yuletide spirit by creating the Hubble Telescope Advent Calendar, replacing the low-grade, poorly foiled chocolates of your youth with high resolution images taken by the Hubble Telescope over the last twelve months.

From white dwarfs to red giants, quasars to nebulas, supermassive black holes to billion light year wide galactic clusters; every day from now until December 25 they'll upload a new picture that is almost guaranteed to make you sit back in your chair, exhale quietly and murmur to yourself "holy shit".