HALE CRATER, MARS - UNSPECIFIED DATE: In this handout provided by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, dark, narrow streaks on the slopes of Hale Crater are inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water on surface of present-day Mars. These dark features on the slopes are called "recurring slope lineae" or RSL. Scientists reported on September 28, 2015 using observations with the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer on the same orbiter detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale Crater, corroborating the hypothesis that the streaks are formed by briny liquid water. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona via Getty Images)

Famed German astronomer Johannes Kepler once gave a possible birthday to the universe: April 27, 4977 B.C.

As it turns out, he was wrong. Once the 20th Century came around, researchers determined the earth was actually 13.7 billion years older than that. But, Kepler was right about a lot of other things, so we give him a pass.

In any case, we thought it would be a good time to throw the universe a “kind of” birthday celebration by looking at some of the coolest images of space and the universe. Enjoy!

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