Young Astronomy Photographer category highly commended: Heavenly Showers by Jathin Premjith (India, aged 15). This photograph from the Young category of the competition skilfully frames the streaming, swirling patters of the Northern Lights with treetops below and a starry sky above. In the centre of the image, which was taken in the far North, close to the Arctic Circle, Orion the hunter is just visible through the bright auroral display. Taurus the bull and the bright Pleiades star cluster ar
Tom O’Donoghue (Ireland) with Rho Ophiuchi and Antares Nebulae
Earth's horizon against the blackness of space is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS) on October 4, 2003.