We post tons of great images on Gizmodo, from space to science to art to design. Here's a treasure trove of our very favorites that proves that 2013 was, if nothing else, eye-catching.

The Most Spectacular New Year's Eve Fireworks Are Definitely In Dubai

Photo: Gerald Donovan


The USS Zumwalt Deck Looks Like a Part of an Imperial Star Destroyer

Photo: U.S. Navy


This Picture Makes Manhattan Look Like a Video Game

Photo: AirPano


How Scientists Observe the Sun In Every Possible Way

Photo: NASA/SDO/Goddard Space Flight Center

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What Is Happening to This Aircraft Carrier?

Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Iain L. Stratton/U.S. Navy


Incredible Images of the Massive New Tunnels Hollowing New York City

Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Iain L. Stratton/U.S. Navy


An Instagram Foot Shot From the Tallest Building in the World Is the Best Instagram Foot Shot

Photo: Joe McNally


How to Jump Out of a Chinook in Style

Photo: Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway/US Air Force


Saturn's Harrowing Hurricane Is Even More Terrifying in Technicolor

Photo: NASA


Watch the World Trade Center's Spire Rise 104 Stories into the Air

Photo: Michael Hession/Gizmodo


Convenience Food Looks Kinda Gross In Cross-Section

Photo: Beth Galton


Inside the Rain Room: Walking Through a Downpour Without Getting Wet

Photo: Michael Hession/Gizmodo


Is This a Real Picture or a Frame from a JJ Abrams Movie?

Photo: NASA


Holy Crap These Four Images Are Actually Just One Single Picture

Photo: Bela Borsodi


These Cross-Sections of Golf Balls Look Like They're From Outer Space

Photo: James Friedman


What Happens When the US Navy Does a Donut in the Pacific Ocean

Photo: U.S. Navy


Mesmerizing Photo Collages Show Time Peeling Away In Layers

Photo: Fong Qi Wei


A Frog Got Too Close to a NASA Launch and, Well, This Happened

Photo: NASA


These Floating Globes of Ink and Oil Look Completely Unreal

Photo: Alberto Seveso


9 Breathtaking Images That Make the American West Look Utterly Alien

Photo: Reuben Wu


This Year's Best Wildlife Photograph Required Serious Balls to Take

Photo: Udayan Rao Pawar/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013


Haunting Aerial Photographs of Drowned Villages in Canada

Photo: Louis Helbig


These incredible sky lights look like alien spaceships coming to Earth

Photo: Pauli Hänninen


You Need This Beautiful Machinery If You Want Atomic Precision

Photo: Brookhaven National Laboratory


Explore the Extraordinary, Glittering Infinity Rooms of Yayoi Kusama

Photo: Michael Hession/Gizmodo


This must be the greatest light show in the entire solar system

Photo: NASA


Is This a Storm or the Open Gates of Hell?

Photo: Anne Goforth


Whoa, Watch This Hotel in Munich Get Transformed in 88 Different Ways

Photo: Víctor Enrich


The Chinese Rover's First Moon Photos Are Here

Photo: China National Space Administration

Antarctica Looks Like a Mystical Land Shrouded in Lenticular Ice

Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA


You've Never Seen GPS Data Look This Beautiful

Image by Eric Fischer/Mapbox


The World's Tallest Waterslide Better End in the World's Deepest Pool

Photo: Imgur


The Red Planet's Deep Valleys in Kaleidoscope Color

Image: ESA


What the Hottest Place on Earth Looks Like

Satellite image: ESA


You've Never Seen a Cell Look Like This

Image by Mariela Loschi


It Looks Like You Could Climb This Celestial Tree Into Space

Image credit: Jerónimo Losada


This Aerial of NYC Makes One World Trade Look Like the Eye of Sauron

Photo: James Kastner


Perfectly Timed Pics of Airplanes Silhouetted Against the Moon

Photo: Sebastien Lebrigand


NASA's Psychedelic Space Plane Is Glowing With Pure Science

Image Credit: NASA Langley/Preston Martin


Inside the Celestial Workshop That Makes the World's Fastest Yachts

Photo credit: Benedict Redgrove


Okay, Who Invited the Osprey to the Rave?

Photo credit: Navy


This Terrifying Lightning Storm Is a Masterful, Miniature Fake

Photo credit: Matthew Albanese


What the World Would Look Like If You Could Actually See Wi-Fi Signals

Image credit: Nickolay Lamm


This Intense Real-Life F-35 Picture Looks Like an Iron Man 3 Frame


A Tiny Wasp Hitches a Ride on the Back of a Dragonfly

Image: Yuan Tung Shih/NHM


NASA's 3D-Printed Rocket Injector Test: A Beautiful Inferno

Image Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center


A Perfectly Timed Bolt of Lightning Makes Fireworks Extra Awesome

Photo Credit: AJ192/Reddit


Microwaving a Highlighter Is So Dumb But Looks So Impossibly Cool

Photo credit: opticreason/Reddit


New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level From Half-Life

Photo credit: MTA


The Ultimate Photoshoot Location

Photo credit: NASA


A Soldier Launching a Stinger Missile That Looks Like Lasers

Photo credit: Marine Corps


Bill Gates and Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Photo credit: Paul Allen


A Horizontal Rainbow Makes For Easier Trips to Oz

Photo credit: Bertrand Kulik


Power-Desperate, Stranded Carnival Cruise Passengers Make a Rat-King Out of Phone Cords


Las Vegas From Space Is One Bright Hole Straight to Hell

Photo credit: Chris Hadfield


A Butterfly Under a Light Microscope

Image credit: David Millard/Olympus Bioscapes


This Awesome Image From Another Dimension Has Not Been Photoshopped

Image credit: Tackyshack


An Incredible Photo of a Colonial Base in an Alien World Called Earth

Photo credit: Antony Dubber


What Are the Odds of Capturing a Moment This Rare?

Photo credit: Scott Rinckenberger


It's Hard to Believe That This Is Part of Our Planet

Image credit: ESA


Incredible Photo Shows the Peaceful Alien Beauty of a Horse Fetus

Photo credit: Tim Flach


Stunning Night Images of a Nuclear Ice Breaker in the Middle of Nowhere


This Mesmerizing Ai Weiwei Installation Is Made From 3,144 Bicycles


iOS Maps Atrocities? Nah, These Are Works of Art

Image credit: Trapcode


What Happens When You Soak a Negative in Gasoline and Light It on Fire

Image credit: Peter Hoffman



Behold the Gigantic 98-Foot-High Horse Heads Just Completed in Scotland

Photo credit: Brian Smith


Inside the Incredible, Complex Factories Where Satellites Are Born

Image credit: Greg White


Minotaur 1 Soars Into Space

Photo credit: Allison Stancil/NASA


Colorful Desert Ruins Consumed by Waves of Sand

Photo credit: Romain Veillon


Elaborate Dioramas Model the Apocalypse in Miniature

Photo credit: Lori Nix


The Creepiest Photographs of Things You Can Only See Under the Microscope


You Won't Believe These Soaring Fighter Jets Are Just Toys

Photo credit: Dan Ledesma


The View From the Base of New York City's Annual 9/11 Memorial

Photo credit: Mark Lenniham/AP


Flowers Shatter Like Glass Thanks to Liquid Nitrogen and a Gun


The Jaw-Dropping Winner of the Largest Sports Photography Contest Yet

Photo credit: Lorenz Holder/Illume


The Research Base At the End of the World

Photo: Reuben Wu


The Daya Bay Neutrino Detector's Photomultiplier Tubes

Photo credit: Berkeley Lab


This High-Speed Digital Camera Can Freeze Objects Moving 7,500 MPH

Photo credit: MetroLaser


What 35MM Film Looks Like Developed in Ammonia

Photo credit: Matthew Cetta


What Manhattan Would Look Like If It Were in the Grand Canyon


The Best Nature Photo of the Year Is This Badass Polar Bear

Photo credit: Paul Souders


These Incredible Light Columns Are Caused by Ice Crystals

Photo credit: Thomas Kast


Trial by Ice at GE's Engine Testing Site in Winnipeg, Canada

Photo credit: GE


Helicopter Incredibly Rescues a Man Trapped on a Crane After Explosion

Photo credit: @ChrisInKingston


This Is What the Universe Would Look Like If It Were a Tiny Model

Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Assembly and processing by Robert Gendler.


You Won't Believe How Accurate GE's New CT Scanner Is

Image credit: GE


Every Second in Star Wars IV Arranged by How Bright It Is

Image credit: Jason Salavon


Holy Wow, You Can Actually Swim Like Scrooge McDuck in this Bank Vault

Photo credit: James Edition Auction


The First Video in History to Capture the Moon Orbiting Earth


A Fennec Trots Through the Desert

Photo by José Mingorance


Behold the Centrifuge That Looks Like a Laser Cannon

Photo credit: Sandia National Laboratories


Largest True-Color Image of the Sky Ever Is Made of 37,000 Photos

Image credit: Nick Risinger


This Awesome Photo Hasn't Been Digitally Modified

Photo Credit: JeeYoung Lee


This Beautiful Orchid Is a Deadly Predator

Photo credit: James O'Hanlon


This Museum Is Actually an Unbelievable Gingerbread House

Photo credit: Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves for Dylan's Candy Bar


The Grand Canyon Completely Flooded by Clouds in "Once-in-a-Lifetime" Event

Photo credit: Grand Canyon National Park


Is There an Alien Base in the Heart of This Romanian Salt Mine or What?

Photo credit: Salina Turda


What the World Would Look Like If You Could See Cell Phone Signals

Image credit: Nickolay Lamm


The New Home of the Guandong Plastic Exchange

Photo credit: Shenzhen Daily


Top photo: Thedefinitive photo of Saturn by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI