Wallpapers

  • Rare Double Star | Space Wallpaper

    Rare Double Star | Space Wallpaper

    March 28, 2014 | Wallpaper

    HR 5171, the brightest star just below the center of this stunning space wallpaper, is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy.
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  • Space Rock Rings | Space Wallpaper

    Space Rock Rings | Space Wallpaper

    March 27, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is an artist's illustration showing what the rings surrounding the asteroid Chariklo may look like from a distance.
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  • Orbits, Orbits, Orbits | Space Wallpaper

    Orbits, Orbits, Orbits | Space Wallpaper

    March 26, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is an orbit diagram for the outer solar system. The sun and terrestrial planets are at the center. The orbits of the four giant planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are shown by purple solid circles.
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  • Layers of Sandstone | Space Wallpaper

    Layers of Sandstone | Space Wallpaper

    March 25, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion are evident in this space wallpaper recorded by the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 25, 2014, about one-quarter mile (about 400 meters) from a planned waypoint called "the Kimberley."
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  • Above the Ringplane | Space Wallpaper

    Above the Ringplane | Space Wallpaper

    March 24, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Two pairs of Saturn’s moons make a rare joint appearance in this amazing space wallpaper.
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  • MUSE Views | Space Wallpaper

    MUSE Views | Space Wallpaper

    March 21, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is a color composite of the unusual polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A. The image was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.
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  • Magnificent 'Monkey Head' Nebula | Space Wallpaper

    Magnificent 'Monkey Head' Nebula | Space Wallpaper

    March 20, 2014 | Wallpaper

    To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released this beautiful space wallpaper of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula.
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  • Brilliant Moon Mosaic | Space Wallpaper

    Brilliant Moon Mosaic | Space Wallpaper

    March 19, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This spectacular space wallpaper is a mosaic from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showcasing the north pole in high resolution. The images run from 60 to 90 degrees north latitude, with a resolution of 6.5 feet (2 meters) per pixel.
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  • Dark Sector Lab | Space Wallpaper

    Dark Sector Lab | Space Wallpaper

    March 18, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The Dark Sector Lab (DSL), located 3/4 of a mile from the Geographic South Pole, houses the BICEP2 telescope (left) and the South Pole Telescope (right).
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  • Searching for Swirls | Space Wallpaper

    Searching for Swirls | Space Wallpaper

    March 17, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The sun sets behind BICEP2 (in the foreground) and the South Pole Telescope (in the background) in this stunning space wallpaper.
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