20 incredible shots showing the awesome beauty of our universe

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.’ This is what Immanuel Kant said in the 18th century. Observing the starry sky really does make us feel truly humbled and tiny. The night sky captivates us, and it seems that we never feel more connected to the universe than when standing beneath a canopy of stars. But using modern technologies, we can not only enjoy the stars but also can discover far-away galaxies. With the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, NASA’s scientists have captured 100 photos of planets, nebulae, and other stunning night sky objects.

We here at Bright Side have selected some of the most amazing shots. Take a tour through the universe and discover how different our world looks when seen through a telescope.

Planet Earth

This is our home.

Pillars of Creation

These columns are in fact an accumulation of interstellar hydrogen gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula.