A better top ten
December 14, 2010 11:35 PM   Subscribe

Bad Astronomer Phil Plait presents "The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010".

Phil has been doing this for several years now - 2009, 2008, 2007 (runners up), 2006. (Previously)
posted by IvoShandor (10 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's kind of too bad he doesn't say anything about each picture. Like what it's of, and who took it, and when...
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:02 AM on December 15, 2010


Look again, there is short blurb under each photo and a link to a high res version, also if you click on the large picture that appears as you move the slide show it links to the article he originally posted about each picture. Maybe the functionality of the slides isn't working for you?
posted by IvoShandor at 12:07 AM on December 15, 2010


I love his enthusiasm. It's the kind of earnest eagerness that's great at revealing the wonderful complexity of something I wouldn't normally think too much about.
posted by twirlypen at 12:34 AM on December 15, 2010


OMG - iz fulla *s!
posted by perspicio at 1:50 AM on December 15, 2010


I love his enthusiasm. It's the kind of earnest eagerness that's great at revealing the wonderful complexity of something I wouldn't normally think too much about.

that is why he is in my RSS reader. Kick ass photos and news with prose bubbling with enthusiasm.
posted by munchingzombie at 2:33 AM on December 15, 2010


The globular clusters look like they're going to spiral off Van Gogh style any millenia now...
posted by harriet vane at 5:50 AM on December 15, 2010


Chocolate Pickle writes "It's kind of too bad he doesn't say anything about each picture. Like what it's of, and who took it, and when..."

I'm getting the same Chocolate Pickle. It's probably one of the 16 sites/scripts NoScript is blocking (including fark? WTF?). It's too bad so many web sites insist on using such crappy image interfaces. At least it wasn't silverlight. The images that did load for me were pretty.
posted by Mitheral at 6:27 AM on December 15, 2010


NoScript appears to block the slideshow until you allow discovermagazine.com -- didn't work for me, does now.
posted by buzzv at 12:11 PM on December 15, 2010


Once again, Phil delivers the goods! All 14 images are spectacular!
posted by Dearastronomer at 10:20 AM on December 18, 2010


2010 Runners up.
posted by IvoShandor at 9:05 PM on December 20, 2010


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