Outer Space Is Coming To Postage Stamps Near You


Space buffs will have a lot to look forward to when it's time to send snail mail in 2016.

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a number of postage stamps for the new year that include not only planets in our solar system and the moon, but also tributes to Pluto and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which made its closest approach to the dwarf planet in July.

"U.S. Postal stamps express the enthusiasm and personality of senders to favorite themes in our society," said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s associate administrator for science in Washington. "From Mercury to Neptune, Pluto and Star Trek, it’s exciting to see that planetary science and space exploration are being celebrated in these new 2016 stamps."

Below, feast your eyes on 2016's space-themed stamps.

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