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Looking for Cosmic Valentine's Day Card? ESA Has What You Need

The European Space Agency has 15 out-of-this-world e-cards for Valentine's Day. Is one right for you?
The European Space Agency has 15 out-of-this-world e-cards for Valentine's Day. Is one right for you? (Image credit: European Space Agency)

Looking a truly out-of-this-world way to let your loved ones know you care this Valentine's Day? Look no farther than these cosmic e-cards with space photo hearts.

The European Space Agency wants to help space-loving romantics share the love this Valentine's Day with stunning e-cards of heart-shaped places on Earth and in space. And don't forget there's a full moon for Valentine's Day tonight, so lunar lovers can rejoice in the moonlight, as well (weather permitting).

There are 15 space valentine postcards to choose from, and they range from views of Earth, the sun and moon to deep space. So there is bound to be just the right card to tell your valentine how much you care. You can check them out here.

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik.