The Royal Observatory Greenwich in the UK introduced the winners of its annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competitors final week, and the closing group of photographers doesn’t disappoint. From phantasmal swirls of gasoline and mud to stupendous photographs of our luminous Moon—and different moons, too—the photographs provide a sweeping seems at a few of the wonderful elements of our universe.
It’s time to behold the universe, in all its dizzying glory.
“Once again, entrants to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition have conspired to make things difficult for the judges, with a flood of high-quality images covering an amazing range of targets,” stated Ed Bloomer, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in an observatory launch. “It has led to some intense debate amongst the judges as we try to choose the very best of the best, but we don’t mind!”
So what are you ready for? Dive into the wonders of the universe.