Best photos of the cosmos 2017

• Best photos of the cosmos 2017

Every year, photographers from around the world taking pictures of distant cosmic objects. Dark sky like a window into the Galaxy, which allows us to see the glow of the universe inaccessible day or - because of the light artificial lights of cities - at night.

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

The contest, which is sponsored by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, each year selects the best astrophotography. Shortlisted for the contest includes photographs of the Milky Way, Aurora and many others.

Results will be announced in September, but now we can enjoy the photos of the contest.

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

The Milky Way over Radio Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of China.

Photo: Haitong Yu

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

Turquoise northern lights over the snow-covered trees. Illuminated streetlights trees seem to be bright pink, forming a contrasting frame for the greatest natural light show.

Photo: Julia Zhulikova

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

The Orion constellation, at a distance of 1467 light years from Earth, is the nebula NGC 2023.

Photo: Warren Keller

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

Snow-covered mountain in the Eastern Sierra rises above the yellowing aspen grove, and above them the shining Milky Way.

Photo: Brandon Yoshizawa

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

A shooting star in the sky over the rocky landscape of Portland, Dorset.

Photo: Rob Bowes

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

which is located in the constellation of Gemini galactic supernova remnants that could blow up as many as 30 thousand years ago. Due to the sphericity of the mind they are called Medusa Nebula.

Photo: Chris Heapy

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

An astronomer observes the constellation Ursa Major, Engadin, Switzerland.

Photo: Nicholas Roemmelt

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

Next star swirled around the lone astronomer.

Photo: Andrew Whyte

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

Starry galaxy M82, also known as the Cigar galaxy, emits light five times brighter than our own, and lies about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

Photo: Bernard Miller

Best photos of the cosmos 2017

A nature of the stunning fireworks - Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway.

Photo: Derek Burdeny