Pic of the Day: We Need Some Space…

Trails of Moon, Venus & Jupiter over the Nepean River by muivincent
Trails of Moon, Venus & Jupiter over the Nepean River by muivincent

The image above was a runner-up in the Earth and Space category of the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. If you live in London, this year’s winning photos are on display in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, starting today. Everyone else should check out some additional winning photos after the jump. [via Kottke]

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Earth and Space Winner: Star Trails Blue Mountains by edobosz

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Earth and Space Highly-commended: MilkyWay by Nik Szymanek

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Our Solar System Winner: Blue Sky Moon by michaeloconnell78

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Deep Space Runner-up: M81_82 by clearviewh