Ten truly astonishing night sky photographs guaranteed to fill you with wonder

Looking up at the sky, there’s only one thing you can really say: ’’I don’t know where all this came from.’’ There’s no point making things up — really, none of us have any idea how we got here, and why everything we see up there is so incredible.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t feel a thrilling sense of wonder at the majesty of the universe. Just in case the sky tonight is cloudy, LikeAble put together this collection of the ten most awe-inspiring images of the night sky.

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’’Stars will always shine
And you will never be alone.’’
(’’You Will Never Be Alone’’ by Grace Phipps).

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’’What a spectacle. Millions and millions of stars. Funny thing, the universe. Sort of scares the crap out of you, doesn’t it?’’

(’’And When Did You Last See Your Father?’’).

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’’Among the worlds, in glimmerings of stars,
That single Star is ever my attraction.’’

(Innokenty Annensky).

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’’The stars are the street lights of eternity.’’ (Rosicrucian proverb)

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’’Someday, people will reach the stars. Those stars I do not envy.’’ (Yuriy Tatarkin).

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’’Look up at the stars, and you’re gone.’’ (Chuck Palahniuk)

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’’I looked up again and suddenly realised that the last time I saw the starry sky was God knows when, while all the time the sky was right above my head — I simply needed to raise it.’’ (Victor Pelevin).

© Stefano Vita

’’In contemplation of starry skies, I found more peace than in human wisdom.’’ (Felix Yusupov).

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’’The night is alive with stars, and when I lie down and look up, I get lost up there. I feel like I’m falling, but upward, into the abyss of sky above me.’’ (Markus Zusak).

© Yunli Song

’’It’s weird: if you look at the stars long enough, you’ll get this special feeling…’’