Astronomy Photographer of the Year photos are out of this world

These images are some of the winning and shortlisted entries for this year’s competition, organised by the Royal Observatory in London

Space 16 September 2022

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Stabbing Into the Stars

Zihui Hu

These spellbinding photos reveal what is lying in wait when we cast our gaze upwards to the vast expanse of space. The images are some of the winning and shortlisted entries for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, organised by the Royal Observatory in London.

Zihui Hu took the top prize in the Skyscapes category with this shot of the snow-capped Namcha Barwa mountain in Tibet (above), titled Stabbing Into the Stars – a nod to the mountain’s name, which means “spear thrusting into the …

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