There's something so beguilingly beautiful about images of space: those awe inspiring images that make us question our place in the universe. In this video, a team of astrophysicists take a look at why we all find them quite so amazing.

So, astrophysicist Dr. Emily Rice, Hubble Image Processor Zolt Levay and Astronomer David W. Hogg get to grips with the beauty and importance of space photography. There are many reasons we love it—from abstract artistic worth to finding life on other planets—but the video reinforces one key idea: astrophysics might not be tangible, but it is amazingly important, as well as being beautiful. [PBS via Peta Pixel]