The 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

The 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

In his 1999 book Stardust, British author Neil Gaiman wonders if “we’re human because we look at the stars, or do we look at the stars because we’re human?”. The night sky has always fascinated us and drawn our gaze upwards – so it’s no surprise that it’s the subject of a photography competition organised by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. The Insight Investment’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has just recently announced the…

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Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA

Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA

Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA The stunning, enhanced-color image above, featured in a news release by NASA, is based on a photo of Jupiter’s south pole captured by the Juno spacecraft on December 11th, 2016. Juno’s citizen science camera has been snapping glorious images of the gas giant ever since it arrived in orbit around Jupiter last July. The images are then released to the public, which has been turning them into…

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