9 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Entries That Will Leave You Breathless
Whether you dream of the day you might be able to visit something in space or just can't marvel enough at what the universe holds, prepare to feat your eyes on some of the entries for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.
This year's photos are already proving to be just as impressive as those in 2016. The contest started on Feb. 27 and anyone can enter till 12 p.m. UK time on April 7. You can submit up to 10 photos in nine different categories: Aurorae; Skyscapes; People and Space; Our Sun; Our Moon; Planets, Comets, and Asteroids; Stars and Nebulae; Galaxies; and Young Competition. In addition to the grand prize of winning £10,000, there are two special prize winners.
All winners will have their photos shown in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich starting Sept. 16, 2017 and will receive £1,500. Check out some of the entries for this year's competition, along with the original captions and titles from the photographers.