8 of the most beautiful pictures of space in 2023

From the cosmic carnival parade to the most colorful image of the universe captured on the acrid surface of a supervolcanic moon — space is out in style in 2023. Here are our 8 favorite space photos of the year.

The first images of the Euclid space telescope

Euclid’s view of the horsehead nebula, showing purple swirls of gas in the stellar background (Image credit: ESA/Euclid/Euclid Consortium/NASA, image processing by J.-C. Cuillandre (CEA Paris-Saclay), G. Anselmi)

The European Space Agency’s Euclid telescope launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this year. The telescope is designed to map the composition of the “dark universe” — the collective name given to black matter and dark energy – but it’s also good at taking wide-angle images of the cosmos.

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