The Royal Greenwich Observatory which organizes the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, revealed a first shortlist. There are enchanting pictures. Surprises that made the Universe always surprise us, offering an unreal spectacle that those photographer immortalize through their lenses.

Photo by Michael Jaeger.

Photo by Terry Robison.

Photo by Patrick Gilliland.

Photo by Patrick Gilliland.

Photo by Gary Palmer.

Photo by Jan R Olsen.

Photo by Julie Fletcher.

Photo by Stefano de Rosa.

Photo by Xiaohua Zhao.

Photo by László Francsics.

Photo by Rune Engebo.

Photo by Brad Goldpaint.

Photo by Adam Block.

Photo by Dan Barr.

Photo by Juan Ignacio Jimenez.