From views of the Moon and our neighbours in the solar system, to colourful depictions of the gases and galaxies which swirl in deep space. Take a look at the best images - and see the overall winner - of this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.Continue reading the main story
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Music by Jack Johnson, Manic Street Preachers and KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 19 September 2013.