Wallpapers

  • Magnificent Merging Galaxies | Space Wallpaper

    Magnificent Merging Galaxies | Space Wallpaper

    October 09, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Each of the colorful objects in this space wallpaper illustrates one of 30 merging galaxies. The contours in the individual galaxies show the signal strength from carbon monoxide while the color represents the motion of gas.
    Read More

  • Passing the Parent Star | Space Wallpaper

    Passing the Parent Star | Space Wallpaper

    October 07, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is an artist's concept of the silhouette of the extrasolar planet HAT-P-11b as it passes its parent star.
    Read More

  • Morning Light | Space Wallpaper

    Morning Light | Space Wallpaper

    October 06, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows ESO's La Silla Observatory with a backdrop of the Milky Way. Established in the 1960s, La Silla was ESO's first observatory to be built in Chile.
    Read More

  • Tracking Rosetta | Space Wallpaper

    Tracking Rosetta | Space Wallpaper

    October 02, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The bright, hazy smudge at the center of this space wallpaper is a comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or 67P/C-G for short.
    Read More

  • Psychedelic Skies | Space Wallpaper

    Psychedelic Skies | Space Wallpaper

    October 01, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows a night of observing the Northern Celestial Pole from the Allgäu Public Observatory in Ottobeuren, Germany.
    Read More

  • Star Rain | Space Wallpaper

    Star Rain | Space Wallpaper

    September 24, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The stars appear to rain onto the surrounding mountains, as seen in this space wallpaper taken on May 21, 2013 by Diana Juncher in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
    Read More

  • A Patch of Sky | Space Wallpaper

    A Patch of Sky | Space Wallpaper

    September 23, 2014 | Wallpaper

    A rare patch of wispy white clouds streak across the sky over ESO’s La Silla Observatory in this space wallpaper, taken on June 11, 2012 by astronomer Alan Fitzsimmons.
    Read More

  • Not What It Seems | Space Wallpaper

    Not What It Seems | Space Wallpaper

    September 18, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile shows the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to many others, but it has a secret.
    Read More

  • Blotting Out the Stars | Space Wallpaper

    Blotting Out the Stars | Space Wallpaper

    September 17, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this space wallpaper of dark cloud Lupus 4 blotting out background stars.
    Read More

  • Cauldron of Star Birth | Space Wallpaper

    Cauldron of Star Birth | Space Wallpaper

    September 15, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper reveals the celestial fireworks deep inside the core of a developing galaxy in the young Universe, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system.
    Read More