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Winning image selected


8 January 2013
The winning image of ESA’s Space Science Image of the Week competition is this beautiful composition of the conjunction of Jupiter and its four large moons with our own Moon.
The image was composed by Antonio Peña from Madrid, Spain, as Jupiter and the Moon met in the sky on 2 November 2012.

It is a composite of two different images. They were taken at different times in order to bring out the details of our bright Moon and the comparatively faint moons orbiting Jupiter.

Our judges found beauty in how delicate Jupiter and its moons appear compared to Earth’s Moon, which seems to dwarf the largest planet in the Solar System in this scene, thanks to the vast distance between them.

The 120 entries received covered a wide range of themes. Our judges selected an additional twelve images to highlight the impressive subjects that captivated your imaginations this year. You can see them in our Flickr gallery below.

Thank you to all our entrants, from all over the world, and we wish you clear skies for 2013!

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