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24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space
24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

The Milky Way illuminated by a lighthouse.
Mark Gee courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Winner, Earth and Space category, and Overall Winner.


2. The aurora borealis twisted into a giant vortex above Grøtfjord in Norway.


The aurora borealis twisted into a giant vortex above Grøtfjord in Norway.
Fredrik Broms courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Runner Up, Earth and Space category.


3. A quadruple halo around the Moon caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere, near Madrid, Spain.


A quadruple halo around the Moon caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere, near Madrid, Spain.
Dani Caxete courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Highly Commended, Earth and Space category.


4. Comet Panstarrs seen from Norway.


Comet Panstarrs seen from Norway.
Fredrik Broms courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Highly Commended, Earth and Space category.


5. Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming.


Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming.

Highly commended, Earth and Space category.


6. The solar corona.


The solar corona.

Winner, Our Solar System category.


7. Sunspots with dark patches about the size of Earth.


Sunspots with dark patches about the size of Earth.

Runner Up, Our Solar System category.


8. The moon passing in front of the Sun in an annular eclipse.


The moon passing in front of the Sun in an annular eclipse.

Highly Commended, Our Solar System category.


9. Saturn at opposition.


Saturn at opposition.

Highly Commended, Our Solar System category.


10. Comet Lemmon, a globular cluster and the Small Magellanic Cloud, captured together in one photograph.


Comet Lemmon, a globular cluster and the Small Magellanic Cloud, captured together in one photograph.

Highly Commended, Our Solar System category.


11. Figures silhouetted against a rising Moon.


Figures silhouetted against a rising Moon.

Winner, People and Space category.


12. The Milky Way seen from a snow-filled crater on the South Sister volcano in Oregon.


The Milky Way seen from a snow-filled crater on the South Sister volcano in Oregon.

Runner Up, People and Space category.


13. A star forming nebula 450 light years away.


A star forming nebula 450 light years away.

Winner, Deep Space category.


14. The Trapezium Cluster of young stars at the heart of the Orion Nebula.


The Trapezium Cluster of young stars at the heart of the Orion Nebula.

Winner, Robotic Scope category.


15. Rho Ophiuchi dark nebula and Antares Nebulae.


Rho Ophiuchi dark nebula and Antares Nebulae.

Runner Up, Deep Space category.


16. Starburst galaxy NGC 253.


Starburst galaxy NGC 253.

Highly commended, Deep Space category.


17. Galaxies M81 and M82, 12 million light years from Earth.


Galaxies M81 and M82, 12 million light years from Earth.

Highly commended, Deep Space category.


18. Globular cluster Omega Centauri, containing millions of stars.


Globular cluster Omega Centauri, containing millions of stars.

Highly Commended, Deep Space category.


19. The final moments of the Transit of Venus in 2012.


The final moments of the Transit of Venus in 2012.

Winner, the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer.


20. The Milky Way.


The Milky Way.

Winner, Young Astronomy Photographer category.


21. Sun, Moon and Earth, alongside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.


Sun, Moon and Earth, alongside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Runner Up, Young Astronomy Photographer category.


22. The Orion Nebula.


The Orion Nebula.

Highly Commended, Young Astronomy Photographer category.


23. The Windows district in Arches National Park, Utah, at night.


The Windows district in Arches National Park, Utah, at night.

Highly Commended, Young Astronomy Photographer category.


24. Waxing crescent Moon.


Waxing crescent Moon.

Highly Commended, Young Astronomy Photographer category.


Original article and pictures take http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/24-awe-inspiring-photos-of-earth-and-space site


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