Skywatcher Greg Hogan took this image of the Horsehead and Flame nebulas on Jan. 13, 2016 from Kathleen, GA.
The heart of our galaxy, full of molecular gas and dust, is shown in stunning detail atop the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope.
Greg Redfern captured this wide angle of the Southern Cross on Feb. 17, 2016 while aboard the Azamara Quest in the Coral Sea-Great Barrier Reef.
This image of a planetary alignment and the Milky Way was taken by Justin Ng on Feb. 18, 2016 from Singapore.
Astrophotographer John Chumack took this image from mountains about 60 miles east of Fairbanks, Alaska on March 19, 2015 while leading his annual aurora tour and workshop.
Astrophotographer Steve Scanlon took this image of the moon from the Twin Lights lighthouse in the Navesink Highlands, New Jersey, on Jan. 11, 2016.
The International Space Station flies over the ancient Roman city of Ammaia in this image taken by astrophotographer Miguel Claro in the summer of 2015.
The total solar eclipse of moves through its phases in this collage taken by astrophotographer Justin Ng from Palu, Indonesia on March 9, 2016.
Astrophotographer John Chumack took this image of Tycho Crater on the moon's surface on February, 19, 2016.
Startrails and a green aurora shine in this image taken by Deepanshu Arora at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.
Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca took this image about two minutes prior to the start of the full totality phase of the supermoon total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015.
The Milky Way and five planets in one stunning image took some patience, but paid off handsomely for skywatcher Matt Smith. The image was taken from Carthage, Texas on February 10, 2016.
The Pinwheel Galaxy and Comet Catalina shine in this skywatcher image.Astrophotographer Greg Hogan took this image on Jan. 18, 2016 from Kathleen, GA.
Astrophotographer Derek Demeter took this image of Comet Catalina in December, 2015 from Chiefland Florida.
Amirreza Kamkar took this stunning image of the Milky Way from Pasargadae world heritage site, in Shiraz, Iran on August 13, 2015.
Astrophotographer Deepanshu Arora took this image during Perseids Meteor shower week on August 18, 2015 at Cannon Beach in Oregon