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Look: 10 mind-blowing images of space from 2021

We have a lot in common with the rest of the universe — and at the same time, we don’t.

In 2021, we saw the best of the beyond.

Missions like the ESA’s BepiColombo and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe delivered stunning imagery of bodies in our Solar System.

NASA via Giphy

NASA, ESA, and Gerald Cecil (UNC-Chapel Hill); Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)

We also got new views of galaxies, stars, black holes, and nebulae from far away, thanks to instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope.