The Milky Way from New Zealand: This is the winner of the Earth & Space category and the overall winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Mark Gee
It's finally time for the Perseid Meteor Shower that will be visible on August 11-14th in the predawn hours. Be sure to stay up late or wake up early in order to spot some meteors. We've got you covered on some tips and great locations to head out and stargaze.
Sierra Sequoia 2012 acrylic on canvas 48x36in 122x91cm
W3 is an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms as seen by ESA's Herschel space observatory.