A Valentine from Earth. pic.twitter.com/7FEIIddAJB
— Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) February 14, 2014
While we’re unsure about the status of chocolates and flowers in locations far beyond Earth, there certainly is no lack of hearts for us to look at to enjoy Valentine’s Day. If you look at enough geologic features or gas clouds, statistically some of them will take on shapes that we recognize (such as faces).
Below, we’ve collected some hearts on Mars and other places in the universe. Have we missed any? Share other astronomy hearts in the comments!
I heart you @AuroraMAX #aurora heart pic.twitter.com/DJugaWnaCW
— Angel Brise’ (@AngelBrise67) February 12, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s a heart @NASA_Dawn saw on Vesta. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/y7ABgrX5to
— Keri Bean (@PlanetaryKeri) February 14, 2014
Mars sends love to us all on Valentine’s Day – hearts abounding from the romantics at @NASAJPL pic.twitter.com/mD39hi7lKT
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 14, 2014
Know I’ve used this before- but it seems like a good one. Happy Valentine’s Day #EarthHearts #ISSExp20 http://t.co/fc9X9zuCIr
— Nicole Stott (@Astro_Nicole) February 14, 2014