star stuff

I've seen a collage of these floating around pinterest lately, and every time I saw it I was ridiculously smitten, so I'm really glad I found bigger images here. They're just so beautiful! I love the photographs we have from the Hubble telescope, but there's something so lovely and goose bump-inducing about antiquated depictions of outer space. These are by Maria Clara Eimmart from the 17th century.

Also, how amazing is this graphic about Stephen Hawking?!