Fine Structure

Everything is Well-Lit in Space

The Big Picture always does justice to space-related photos and today's set of images from the ongoing final Hubble servicing mission is no exception to this rule.

Most fascinating, I think, is Hubble's aged look. Check out the Hubble photos compared to, say, this image of Kepler, launched just a couple months ago. I think the best way to describe the space aesthetic from 1990 is cardboard wrapped in tin foil. ]