Welcome to the eleventh year of Astronomy Picture of the Day!
In a decade of editing the APOD web pages, the industrious Robert Nemiroff (left) and persistent Jerry Bonnell (right) have enjoyed exploring compelling images of the cosmos that are not limited to those taken from earth orbit, much less to those taken by professional astronomers.
In fact, seen in this recently released Vermeer, the editors are extremely grateful for the continued large volume of gracious e-mail and APOD submissions.
Today, they would like to offer a sincere thank you to all.
And while these APOD editors are definitely not getting any younger, tomorrow's picture may actually be ...