2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

Every year, Britain's Royal Observatory in Greenwich (yes, of Mean Time fame) holds a competition recognising the very best photos people take of space. This year's winners include a giant horse and an accidental video game tribute.

The best "deep space" photo, below, was taken by Bill Snyder. If you've ever heard the term "horsehead nebula" and wondered why it had such a stupid name, now you know.

2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

My favourite, though, is this shot, the winner of the "people and space" category.

2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

Mostly because it instantly made me think of:

2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

Other winners include this pic by James Woodend:

2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

And this portrait of the Sun, giver of life and sometimes destroyer of mobile phone reception, by Alexandra Hart:

2014's Best Photos Of Space Are Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Scary

You can see all the winners at the Observatory's site. [via Neatorama]


Comments

    I love space, but I'm also slightly terrified of it at the same time :3
    The vastness of it makes me feel insignificant, though the possibilities out there are fascinating at the same time :)

    How the frick does someone take a photo of the horsehead nebula or the sun like that! Yikes. Amazing.

      from what ive read, they are usually rendered from infrared or ultraviolet photos. but i could be wrong.

      They fly or teleport there and take a snap with their iPhones.
      Duh!

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