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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year: 2019 Winners Revealed

The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition have been announced, and these photographs are out of this world (literally). We gathered the winning photos for each section so you didn't have to search for them, and they are A M A Z I N G. From insane details of the sun to long exposure photos of the stars moving in the sky, these photos are the best of the best when it comes to astrophotography. Look in awe and enjoy the beautiful universe and the incredible skill of these photographers. I tip my hat to them (especially the 11 year old photographer!). 

the 2019 winners for an astronomy photographer competition
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Burning Man Can Be Seen From Space (Photos)

Burning Man is a one-of-a-kind festival that takes place in the desert in Nevada, attracting tens of thousand of people every year. It is well-known for its extraordinary art installations, outrageous costumes and interesting transportation methods. Maxar Technologies just released some satellite images of the festival on Twitter, and they're amazing. Not only is the festival 100% waste and money free, it's also a perfectly symmetrical miniature city that's build out of nothing. And we want to go. Real bad.

photos of the burning man festival from space
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The World's Biggest Natural Tuning Fork Was Just Analyzed in Moab

Castleton Tower is a striking part of the landscape, jutting out of a hill as a solitary stone watcher, and is also one of the area's premiere climbing spots. The 400 foot tall rock formation, even if you put your ear to it, will not give you a satisfying sound. To detect and discover how the rock tower truly sounds, they need special equipment to record and register the frequencies. 

Prominent rock formation in Moab Utah has been studied and its vibrations and frequencies by a team of climbers and local scientists.
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flowers desert image Death Valley Is Covered in Flowers in What's Known as a Very Rare 'Super Bloom'
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Once a decade, Death Valley explodes with flowers in a "super bloom".  Thanks to October rainstorms, that's exactly what's happening this year. This video explains the phenomenon and shows some footage of the fields of flowers just before they've fully blossomed into this rare spectacle:

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In an attempt to make you feel as insignificant as possible, Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh made a seven-mile scale model of the solar system and a beautiful video to go with it.

It's staggering to see the absolute distance of our eight planets (poor Pluto was left out) from the sun and it's just a beautiful video.

And here's this as a little desert:

burning man desert photo of the day skydiving - 6587608064
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Don't have a ticket to Burning Man? No sweat, just skydive in like this guy. Also, the co-winners for Best Comment on Reddit:

He's not the highest one there.
What is this?! A festival for ants?

[reddit]