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Cosmic Inferno

by Peter Ward

Winner

"Creation, elements, fire, brimstone and wonder. This astonishing image conjures up these pictures that also represent the first moments of the Universe, before stars were formed. It’s a moving reminder that when we look up to the night sky, we tend to do so with earthly concerns on our minds, whether unconsciously or consciously as seen here. The tragedy of the 2019 bushfires in Australia shook people around the world; in the age of climate change, this extraordinarily beautiful picture urges us not to let our children’s future go up in flames".

- Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich  

"It is a reminder and testament to the horrors that the photographer references during the Australian bushfires. As photographers and artists it is often the personal experiences and moments in our individual lives that we translate into our depictions of what we see and then represent to our audiences through our works".

- Ed Robinson, award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications

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The Dolphin Jumping out of an Ocean of Gas

by Connor Matherne

Runner up

"When I think about dolphins, I think about lightness of being, joy and playfulness, all of which are evocatively present in this picture".

- Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich

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The Misty Elephant's Trunk

by Min Xie

Highly commended

"This photograph has a ghostly quality that resembles mist rising from the ground. Even though this nebula seems serene, the small, finger-like structures in the image will evolve into nurseries for newborn stars".

- Emily Drabek-Maunder, astrophysicist, astronomer and science communicator at Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Dust Clouds in Orion

by Tristan Campbell

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Orion Narrowband

by Diego Colonnello

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Statue of Liberty Nebula

by Martin Pugh

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Regulus & Leo 1 Dwarf Galaxy

by Maurice Toet

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Region of Vela

by Laurent Bourgon, Philippe Bernhard, Jean-Claude Canonne, Didier Chaplain, Nicolas Outters

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The Bat Nebula

by Josep Drudis

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SN-32001-9_The Faint Surroundings of the Helix Nebula © Josep Drudis.jpg

The Faint Surroundings of the Helix Nebula

by Josep Drudis

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Stunning Sirius

by Steve Brown

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The Magnificent Rho Ophiuchi Complex

by Mario Cogo

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Simeis 57, Propeller Nebula

by César Blanco

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SN-37492-41_M97 The Owl Nebula © Alberto Pisabarro, Jim Powell, Linda Powell.jpg

M97 The Owl Nebula

by Alberto Pisabarro, Jim Powell, Linda Powell

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Thor's Helmet

by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

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Fiery Tarantula

by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

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The Pleiades – Two Panel Mosaic

by Steven Milne, Barry Wilson

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Orion 360

by Bastien Foucher

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Lambda Centauri Vortex

by Andrew Campbell

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Dark Molecular Cloud in NGC 7000

by Min Xie

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Rosette Nebula

by Alan Pham

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