Wallpapers

  • 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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  • Puzzling Young Galaxy | Space Wallpaper

    Puzzling Young Galaxy | Space Wallpaper

    March 13, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This amazing space wallpaper shows an ultra-bright young galaxy known as GN-z10-3, discovered in the Hubble GOODS North field (Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey).
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  • Rare Giant | Space Wallpaper

    Rare Giant | Space Wallpaper

    March 12, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This is a very rare type of star with only a dozen known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of our Sun — one of the largest ten stars found so far.
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  • Rhea Shines | Space Wallpaper

    Rhea Shines | Space Wallpaper

    March 11, 2014 | Wallpaper

    A nearly full Rhea shines in the sunlight in this stunning space wallpaper taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft’s narrow-angle camera on Sept. 10, 2013. Rhea (949 miles, or 1,527 kilometers across) is Saturn's second largest moon.
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  • Dusty Disc | Space Wallpaper

    Dusty Disc | Space Wallpaper

    March 10, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Only 12 million years old, or less than three-thousandths of the age of the Sun, Beta Pictoris, as seen in this space wallpaper, is 75 percent more massive than our parent star.
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