Aurorae, galaxies, and craters, oh my!
Each year, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich organizes the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Typically, this includes an overall winner, as well as distinctions in a handful of specific categories like Galaxies and the Sun. Despite the differences in subjects and equipment involved in these images, they all have one thing in common: they're absolutely stunning.
The competition serves as a powerful reminder of how the Universe is full of wonder. As such, we've gone through and pulled out a handful of the ones we found compelling, but anyone near London should stop by the Royal Observatory and check the full collection out while it's still on display. The exhibit is free and runs until June.