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Beauty Beyond!

Sumo Waggle Adventure - Lomaas River, Skanland, Norway - by Arild Heitmann (Aurorae, Highly Commended)

Sumo Waggle Adventure – Lomaas River, Skanland, Norway – by Arild Heitmann

Shimmering phenomena in the night sky – and starry sights billions of light years away – take a look at some of the finalists in the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Sunderland Noctilucent Cloud Display - north-east England - by Matt Robinson (Skyscapes, Runner Up)

Sunderland Noctilucent Cloud Display – north-east England – by Matt Robinson (Skyscapes, Runner Up)

April Aurora - Hitra, Sor-Trondelag, Norway - by Kolbein Svensson (Aurorae, Runner Up)

April Aurora – Hitra, Sor-Trondelag, Norway – by Kolbein Svensson (Aurorae, Runner Up)

M33 Core - by Michael van Doorn (Galaxies, Winner)

M33 Core – by Michael van Doorn (Galaxies, Winner)

Interaction - Hemnesberget, Nordland, Norway - by Tommy Eliassen (People and Space, Highly Commended)

Interaction – Hemnesberget, Nordland, Norway – by Tommy Eliassen (People and Space, Highly Commended)

Sunset Peak Star Trail - Lantau Island, Hong Kong - by Chap Him Wong (People and Space, Winner)

Sunset Peak Star Trail – Lantau Island, Hong Kong – by Chap Him Wong (People and Space, Winner)

Orion DT - by David Tolliday (Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer)

Orion DT – by David Tolliday (Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer)

 

Source:  Science & Environment by , BBC News.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34256496

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