Brand new dazzling, award-winning images of space and the solar system.
A dazzling collection of new images have won awards in the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The contest is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine. This picture shows a display of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, taken over ponds near Hillesøy in Norway on 11 March 2011. Ole C. Salomonsen's picture was named the runner-up in the Earth and Space category.