Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Celestial Valentines

The human brain excels at pattern recognition. This is what allows us to make a face out of dark and light patches on the moon, to find butterflies in ink blots, or to see bunny rabbits in the clouds.

In memory of the martyring of St. Valentine, below are some pictures of hearts mankind has found in the heavens. Click on each picture to go to a web page with more information. Happy Valentine's Day!

A heart on Mars seen by the Mars Global Surveyor

ANOTHER heart on Mars from the Mars Global Surveyor

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805

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