Happy cosmic Valentine's Day!

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Feb. 14 2011 7:00 AM

Happy cosmic Valentine's Day!

Over the past few years, I've had some fun looking for heart-shaped astronomical objects for Valentine's Day. I found some good new ones this year, so I figured, why not put them all together in a gallery? So here's your annual dose of cosmic cardioids! Click a thumbnail to get a bigger picture and more info, click the big pictures to go to my original blog posts about the pictures, and scroll through the gallery using the left and right arrows.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!