The Royal Observatory Greenwich have selected their picks for the best astronomy photographs for the year.
Deep Space category winner – M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, Martin Pugh (UK/Australia)
Earth and Space category winner – Star Icefall, Masahiro Miyasaka (Japan)
Our Solar System category winner – Transit of Venus 2012 in Hydrogen-Alpha, Chris Warren (UK)
Young astronomy photographer category winner – Pleiades Cluster, Jacob von Chorus (Canada)
Best Newcommer category winner – Elephant’s Trunk with Ananas, by Lóránd Fényes (Hungary)
– Ex astris, scientia –
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