December 29, 2012 Eric E. Anderson The Universe is Beautiful December 29, 2012 Eric E. Anderson Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO Every December I pick my favorite images from the previous year to display, a task that is extraordinarily difficult. I always wind up with a list of about 60 or 70, and I have to cull it down mercilessly. Such is the case this year again, and I could pare it only to 21, a score and more of gorgeousness for you to soak in. — Phil Plait, slate.com /via carywood Eric E. Anderson Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY 11233, United States Lives in Brooklyn and makes a living creating a better web at Squarespace. Most of his free time is spent wandering around New York City practicing the craft of photography.