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20 Of The Most Breathtaking Astronomy Photographs Of 2020 – Unravel the Universe

Can there be anything surreal and better than outer space? Ummm, no. And do you know why? Well, it can be because outer space is something that we cannot touch and change. Or because outer space looks so majestic with all the celestial masterpieces that we absolutely love. 

If you also think this way, get ready to treat your eyes with amazing outer space pictures. These beautiful photos are from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition that takes place each year. You can scroll down to see the winners of this amazing photography challenge of 2020. 

P.S. The outer space looks much better than you can ever imagine. 

#1 Aurorae Winner – ‘The Green Lady’ By Nicholas Roemmelt

#2 Shortlist – ‘Galactic Portal’ By Marcin Zajac

#3 Shortlist – ‘Iceland’ By Kristina Makeeva

The photo called “Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length?” was the overall winner of the competition. It was taken by Nicolas Lefaudeux, a French astrophotographer. He says “To most of us, our closest neighboring galaxy Andromeda can also feel so distanced and out of reach, yet to create a photograph that gives us the impression that it is just within our physical reach is truly magical and somewhat appropriate as we adjust after such socially distanced times”. 

#4 Stars And Nebulae Runner Up – ‘The Dolphin Jumping Out Of An Ocean Of Gas’ By Connor Matherne

#5 Skyscapes Runner Up – ‘Desert Magic’ By Stefan Liebermann

#6 Skyscapes Winner – ‘Painting The Sky’ By Thomas Kast

The photo called “Painting the Sky” was the winner of Skyscapes and it was clicked by Thomas Kast. “Clouds are said to be the bane of astronomers, but they can also be the inspiration for a breathtaking astrophoto. These rare, incredibly high nacreous clouds reflect color like oil does on water and this photographer has captured them perfectly. With subtle processing, they have brought out the vibrant hues that can sometimes be seen in our skies.” 

#7 Aurorae Runner Up – ‘Lone Tree Under A Scandinavian Aurora’ By Tom Archer

#8 Galaxies Winner And Overall Winner – ‘Andromeda Galaxy At Arm’s Length’ By Nicolas Lefaudeux

#9 Our Sun Runner Up – ‘145 Seconds Of Darkness’ By Filip Ogorzelski

#10 Our Moon Runner Up – ‘Hdr Partial Lunar Eclipse With Clouds’ By Ethan Roberts

#11 Young Competition Winner – ‘The Four Planets And The Moon’ By Alice Fock Hang

#12 Stars And Nebulae Winner – ‘Cosmic Inferno’ By Peter Ward

#13 Shortlist – ‘Dance Over The Swamp’ By Kamil Nureev

#14 Our Moon Winner – ‘Tycho Crater Region With Colours’ By Alain Paillou

#15 Shortlist – ‘The Many Jets And Shells Of Centaurus A’ By Connor Matherne

#16 Sir Patrick Moore Prize For Best Newcomer Winner – ‘Waves’ By Bence Toth

#17 Shortlist – ‘Jupiter Rising’ By Stacey Downton

#18 Shortlist – ‘The Moon And The Shard’ By Mathew Browne

#19 Planets, Comets And Asteroids Winner – ‘Space Between Us…’ By Łukasz Sujka

#20 Our Sun Winner – ‘Liquid Sunshine’ By Alexandra Hart

What do you think?

Written by Ekta Singh

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