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These Incredible Photographs Of Space Will Leave You in Awe. Whoa.

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The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in England, holds a photography competition for the greatest pictures of space, annually. They encourage astrophotographers from all around the globe to submit their best pictures of astronomical happenings, from the nighttime skies to distant stars.

The competition has four classes: Space and Earth, Our Solar System, Deep Space and Youthful Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Additionally, there are special prizes given out, including Space and Individuals, a prize for best picture shot with a robotic scope, and a prize to discover the best rookie. The varied subject matter, in this way all can be honored. We selected 15 of our favourite shots from across the groups, but there are. You may also check out last year”s victor also.

The overall winner was UK-based photographer James Woodend, with his beautiful picture of the aurora over an icy lagoon.

1. General Victor/Earth and Space Winner

Overall Winner/Earth and Space Winner

Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon, James Woodend (UK)

2. Earth and Space Runner-Up

Earth and Space Runner-Up

Wind Farm Star Trails, Matt James (Australia)

3. Earth and Space Highly Commended

Earth and Space Highly Commended

Totality from Above the Clouds, Catalin Beldea (Romania)

4. Earth and Space Highly Commended

Earth and Space Highly Commended

Venus-Lunar Occultation, O Chul Kwon (South Korea)

5. Earth and Space Highly Commended

Earth and Space Highly Commended

Moon Balloon, Patrick Cullis (USA)

6. Deep Space Victor

Deep Space Winner

The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), Bill Snyder (USA)

7. Deep Space Runner Up

Deep Space Runner Up

The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), David Fitz-Henry (Australia)

8. Deep Space Highly Commended

Deep Space Highly Commended

Veil Nebula Detail (IC 340), J.P. Metsavainio (Finland)

9. Our Solar System Victor

Our Solar System Winner

Ripples in a Pond, Alexandra Hart (UK)

10. Our Solar System Highly Commended

Our Solar System Highly Commended

Diamonds and Rubies, Tun Tezel (Turkey)

11. Individuals and Space Winner

People and Space Winner

Hybrid Solar Eclipse, Eugen Kamenew (Germany)

12. Individuals and Space Runner Up

People and Space Runner Up

Lost Souls, Julie Fletcher (Australia)

13. Robotic Range Victor

Robotic Scope Winner

NGC 3718, Mark Hanson (USA)

14. The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Novice Winner

The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer Winner

Coastal Stairways, Chris Murphy (New Zealand)

15. Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winner

Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winner

The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), Shishir and Shashank Dholakia, aged 15 (USA)

These pictures are only a reminder of how little we’re. In addition they show us how wonderful the Universe is. We may be a little part of its attractiveness, but we”re still part of it.

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