• Gangly Galaxy | Space Wallpaper

    Gangly Galaxy | Space Wallpaper

    May 13, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This bundle of bright stars and dark dust in this beautiful space wallpaper is a dwarf spiral galaxy known as NGC 4605, located around 16 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear).
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  • Magnetic Fingerprint | Space Wallpaper

    Magnetic Fingerprint | Space Wallpaper

    May 12, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This fascinating space wallpaper shows the magnetic field of our Milky Way Galaxy as seen by ESA’s Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.
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  • Strange View | Space Wallpaper

    Strange View | Space Wallpaper

    May 09, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This unusual space wallpaper shows one of the VLT's Unit Telescopes. During the exposure the camera was zoomed so that the stars, and the rest of the image, are smeared radially to create a strange and striking effect.
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  • Rainbow Rings | Space Wallpaper

    Rainbow Rings | Space Wallpaper

    May 07, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This colorful space wallpaper portrays a section of Saturn’s beautiful rings, four centuries after they were discovered by Galileo Galilei. Saturn’s rings were first observed in 1610.
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  • Strip Map View | Space Wallpaper

    Strip Map View | Space Wallpaper

    April 29, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Acquired on April 13, 2014 this space wallpaper shows a transect over the northern part of the Antarctica Peninsula. It was acquired in the satellite’s ‘strip map’ mode with a swath width of 80 km and in dual polarization.
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  • Beautiful Blue Bubble | Space Wallpaper

    Beautiful Blue Bubble | Space Wallpaper

    April 28, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured this eye-catching space wallpaper of planetary nebula Abell 33.
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  • Gathered Observations | Space Wallpaper

    Gathered Observations | Space Wallpaper

    April 23, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper shows a patch of sky from the COSMOS survey, as viewed by XMM-Newton. COSMOS is a project studying how galaxies form and evolve, gathering observations using a variety of ground- and space-based telescopes.
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  • Cross-Section of the Universe | Space Wallpaper

    Cross-Section of the Universe | Space Wallpaper

    April 22, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history.
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  • Fiery Voyage Over ALMA | Space Wallpaper

    Fiery Voyage Over ALMA | Space Wallpaper

    April 15, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This beautiful space wallpaper, taken during a time lapse set at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is another dramatic Ultra High Definition photograph from the ESO Ultra HD Expedition.
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  • Solar Wing | Space Wallpaper

    Solar Wing | Space Wallpaper

    April 14, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper was acquired by the satellite's onboard camera on 4 April, just hours after Sentinel-1A entered orbit on April 3, 2014. It shows the top side of one of two deployed solar array wings as well as part of the radar antenna.
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