The Most Awe-Inspiring Space Pictures of 2015

Of the hundreds of awe-inspiring space photos we liked in 2015, here are our picks for the 15 best of the year.

Each week, National Geographic’s photo editors hand-pick dazzling photos of space, and of Earth seen from space. Of the hundreds of photos published this year, we bring your our picks for the 15 best of 2015—including a spectacular image celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary, stunning images of distant galaxies and stars, and iconic snapshots of beloved dwarf planet Pluto.