Who doesn't love an awe-inspiring photograph of space? It reminds us of humanity's advancement in astronomy, and evokes a sense of humility: how small we really are in the grand scheme of the universe.
Every year we make the pilgrimage to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich to see the Astronomy Photographer of the Year and we've always been blown away by what we've seen. The above gallery is just a selection of those that have been shortlisted; the finalists will be exhibited at the Royal Observatory from 18 September.
If this isn't enough to satiate your appetite for stellar snaps, you've got just over a week to catch the 2014 exhibition winners.
The 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners will be announced on 17 September, and displayed at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich from 18 September. Entrance will be free.