Two Chinese teens have surprised everyone by winning a major prize for astrophotography at the UK’s Royal Observatory. (Above inset left: Zhou Zezhen, right: Yang Hanwen) Photo: SCMP composite
Two Chinese teens have surprised everyone by winning a major prize for astrophotography at the UK’s Royal Observatory. (Above inset left: Zhou Zezhen, right: Yang Hanwen) Photo: SCMP composite

‘Showing the beauty’: Chinese teens inspire with stunning galaxy photo, snapping up top youth prize at famed astrophotography contest in UK

  • The 14-year-old winners Yang Hanwen and Zhou Zezhen won the prize by impressing judges with a collaborative photo of the Andromeda Galaxy
  • The pair became friends online, bonding over a love of astronomy and worked together to create the winning photo without meeting in person

Two Chinese teens have surprised everyone by winning a major prize for astrophotography at the UK’s Royal Observatory. (Above inset left: Zhou Zezhen, right: Yang Hanwen) Photo: SCMP composite
Two Chinese teens have surprised everyone by winning a major prize for astrophotography at the UK’s Royal Observatory. (Above inset left: Zhou Zezhen, right: Yang Hanwen) Photo: SCMP composite
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