Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners revel in the beauty of space

The Andromeda Galaxy looks like it might fit into a doll house in this winning image of Nicolas Lefudeux.

Nicolas Lefudeux / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020

If you just want to remember how gorgeous our universe is, take some time to browse the winners of the 2020 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

From an artistic aurora to the surface of the sun, these paintings capture the enduring beauty of the universe.

In Britain, the Royal Observatory Greenwich ran the competition and announced the overall winners on Thursday.

French photographer Nicolas Lefudeaux took the top prize on the Andromeda Galaxy with a tilt-shift perspective. UK comedian John Silshaw said, “A very original shot, which from the beginning got the imagination of many judges right.”

The entire gallery of category winners has a set of visual wonders.

The winning paintings are part of the opening of an exhibition on 23 October at the National Maritime Museum in London and are stored in a book.

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