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22 of the best photos of stars, galaxies, and space taken this year

22 of the best photos of stars, galaxies, and space taken this year

best astronomy pictures photographs 2018 royal observatory winner people space canyon copyright brad goldpaintCopyright of Brad Goldpaint; Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Looking up in distance reminds us that everything and everyone on Earth is trapped together on a big space rock that’s drifting through an infinite black void.

Unfortunately, terrestrial issues for example work, dinner, and getting enough sleep have a tendency to keep us facing down.

Thankfully, some individuals not only spend the time to appreciate the night skies, but are also talented enough to catch its thrilling splendor in mesmerizing pictures that remind us of our cosmically delicate existence.

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 10th year, honors that spirit with a epic distillation of”the most beautiful and spectacular images of space and the cosmos,” in accordance with the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which hosts the contest.

For this season’s event, judges reviewed more than 4,200 entries from 91 nations before settling 11 winning pictures.

The overall winner is shown above. The film shot photographer Brad Goldpoint nearly $13,000 in prize money. It’s a long exposure titled”Transport the Soul,” and it reveals that the Milky Way galaxy (right), moon (center), and the tripod-wielding astrophotographer himself (abandoned ) perched on the lip of a desert canyon in Moab, Utah.

Here are the other 10 award-winning pictures announced this week, along with a handful of striking runners-up.

In this image of an energetic galaxy more than 25 million light-years in Earth, each colour represents different ages of celebrities. Reds are ancient celebrities while blues reveal young, hot stars. “Even artists’ impressions of galaxies do not come near the,” a judge said of the winning image.
Copyright of Steven Mohr; Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year
This shot of the total solar eclipse of 2017 also shows planet Mars (right) and the bright star Regulus (to the left of the eclipse).
Copyright of Nicolas Lefaudeux; Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year
A telescope’s view of the “Sea of Tranquility” on the moon, where astronauts landed in July 1969. One judge said the colors reveal”qualities of the moon’s soil and design, which is at once incredibly beautiful, abstract and extremely informative.”
Copyright of Jordi Delpeix Borrell; Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year
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