Wallpapers

  • Wildly Misaligned | Space Wallpaper

    Wildly Misaligned | Space Wallpaper

    September 04, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper shows a striking pair of wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around both the young stars in the binary system HK Tauri.
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  • Stellar Siblings | Space Wallpaper

    Stellar Siblings | Space Wallpaper

    September 03, 2014 | Wallpaper

    In this amazing space wallpaper from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile young stars huddle together against a backdrop of clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust.
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  • Dusty Mystery | Space Wallpaper

    Dusty Mystery | Space Wallpaper

    July 22, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper of an artist’s impression shows dust forming in the environment around a supernova explosion.
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  • A Deep Look | Space Wallpaper

    A Deep Look | Space Wallpaper

    July 16, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is a deep-field image obtained using the Wide Field Imager (WFI), a camera mounted on a relatively modestly sized telescope, the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre located at the La Silla Observatory, Chile.
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  • Where Stars Form | Space Wallpaper

    Where Stars Form | Space Wallpaper

    July 15, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows a richly detailed new view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 15.
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  • Hues Across the Sky | Space Wallpaper

    Hues Across the Sky | Space Wallpaper

    July 08, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The sun sets over Paranal Observatory in this beautiful space wallpaper, painting an array of subtle hues across the sky reminiscent of a Monet landscape.
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  • Blast Off | Space Wallpaper

    Blast Off | Space Wallpaper

    July 01, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones blasting away as a step towards levelling the summit in preparation for the construction of the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world.
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  • After Impact | Space Wallpaper

    After Impact | Space Wallpaper

    June 27, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This cool space wallpaper shows an exit hole through Kevlar–Nextel fabric after hypervelocity testing of the multilayer shielding for ESA’s ATV space freighter, simulating an impact by space debris.
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  • Buried in Dust | Space Wallpaper

    Buried in Dust | Space Wallpaper

    June 24, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows an artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations.
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  • Dusty Rings| Space Wallpaper

    Dusty Rings| Space Wallpaper

    June 18, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows the dust ring around the nearby star HR 4796A in the southern constellation of Centaurus. It was one of the first produced by the SPHERE instrument soon after it was installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in May 2014.
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