Photos: Reclaiming the night sky

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The centre of the Milky Way towards Sagittarius and Scorpius

Source:  Babak Tafreshi

The centre of the Milky Way towards Sagittarius and Scorpius

This view looks towards the centre of the Milky Way, in the direction of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.

 

Iranian photographer Babak Tafreshi has won the 2009 Lennart Nilsson scientific photography prize. According to the award panel, his images "reclaim a night sky that most modern people have lost" – see some of them here.

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