These Winning Space Photos Will Leave You Wishing For More
Anyone with a deep appreciation of space and everything beyond earth is going to love this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners. Thousands of people submitted photographs of the sun, planets, and more and only 10 won.
The contest, which ran from February to April 2016, includes one winner in each of the following categories: our sun; aurorae; galaxies; our moon; people and space; planets, comets, and asteroids; skyscapes; stars and nebulae; young astronomy photographer of the year; robotic scope; and the Sir Patrick Moore prize for best newcomer. The overall winner, Yu Jun, will receive 10,000 pounds as a reward. All of the photographs will be on display at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich astronomy center from Sept. 17 to June 28, 2017.
See the winners from each category ahead and prepare to contemplate your existence after seeing the photos.