Tonight was the relaunch of the famous science television series Cosmos on Fox. The original, helmed by Carl Sagan, was a cultural touchstone that brought the love of astronomy, science, and deep thought to a television landscape that was desperately in need at the time. Judging from our recent science literacy polls, it looks like we picked just the right time to bring it back. Now hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson, the new Cosmos looks to continue right where its predecessor left off.
To celebrate the relaunch, NASA today released a gallery of absolutely stunning photos from the goddard space telescope. Take the time to look through these just to appreciate the amount of knowledge and skill it took to produce them. Enjoy!