Astronomy Picture of the Day continuously reminds us of how amazing our solar system, galaxy and universe can be. Below are a few recent examples. You can find an archive of the photos and accompanying explanations at the APOD website.

A Journey Through the Night Sky: Nick Risinger

Io: The Prometheus Plume: Galileo Project

A Starry Night of Iceland: Stephane Vetter

The Dark Tower in Scorpius: Don Goldman