Nasa tends to know a good photo when it sees one.
The institution and its staff are, after all, the good people who brought us the Hubble telescope and all of its images.
Anyhow, their Flickr account (official) brought together a brief collection of, in Nasa's view, the best images of 2016 taken by their photographers.
Here's a brief flick through of 26 from the selection, feel free to vote for your favourites:
All images courtesy of Nasa on Flickr.