The best photos of the astronomical photographer of the year 2023

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has unveiled the shortlisted photos for its 15th Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The stunning images celebrate the night sky and have been captured by photographers from around the world. This year’s competition, supported by Liberty Specialty Markets and in association with BBC Sky at Night magazine, received over 4,000 … Read more

Sun’s activity could peak 2 years early, frying satellites and causing radio blackouts by end of this year, experts say

An image of the sun shows a square protrusion jutting out from the sun like a waterfall

A “waterfall” of solar plasma has recently been spotted on the sun. Stranger solar phenomena have been observed recently as the sun approaches peak activity.Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau The sun is becoming more active and may peak activity sooner than expected. Solar maximum was predicted for 2025, but sunspot activity changed that. An unusual sunspot outburst … Read more