Wallpapers

  • Red and Dead | Space Wallpaper

    Red and Dead | Space Wallpaper

    February 27, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This cool space wallpaper shows a composite view of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1399. The stellar component, as observed at optical wavelengths, is shown in white at the center of the image.
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  • Young Cosmic Cluster | Space Wallpaper

    Young Cosmic Cluster | Space Wallpaper

    February 26, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper shows a small part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to our own. This collection of small baby stars, most weighing less than the Sun, form a young stellar cluster known as LH63.
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  • Runaway Star | Space Wallpaper

    Runaway Star | Space Wallpaper

    February 25, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Roguish runaway stars can have a big impact on their surroundings as they plunge through the Milky Way galaxy. Their high-speed encounters shock the galaxy, creating arcs, as seen in this space wallpaper of speedster star Kappa Cassiopeiae, or HD 2905.
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  • Mysterious Ribbon | Space Wallpaper

    Mysterious Ribbon | Space Wallpaper

    February 24, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows a model of the interstellar magnetic fields — which would otherwise be straight — warping around the outside of our heliosphere. The image is based on data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer.
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  • Heart in Darkness | Space Wallpaper

    Heart in Darkness | Space Wallpaper

    February 21, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This fascinating Chandra X-Ray Observatory space wallpaper of the young star cluster NGC 346 highlights a heart-shaped cloud of 8 million-degree Celsius gas in the central region.
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  • Radioactive Ash | Space Wallpaper

    Radioactive Ash | Space Wallpaper

    February 19, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is the first map of radioactivity in a supernova remnant, the blown-out bits and pieces of a massive star that exploded.
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  • Strange Martian Dunes | Space Wallpaper

    Strange Martian Dunes | Space Wallpaper

    February 19, 2014 | Wallpaper

    In this space wallpaper of a dune field on Mars in a large crater near Mawrth Vallis, some of the dunes appear to be in a V-shaped formation. For dune fields, the spacing of individual dunes is a function of sand supply, wind speed, and topography.
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  • Cool Lab | Space Wallpaper

    Cool Lab | Space Wallpaper

    February 14, 2014 | Wallpaper

    NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory utilizes a magnetic trap that confines particles, allowing them to cool to temperatures just barely above absolute zero as seen in this space wallpaper.
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  • Ice-Covered Giant | Space Wallpaper

    Ice-Covered Giant | Space Wallpaper

    February 13, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows Jupiter's moon Ganymede centered at 200 west longitude. This mosaic (right) served as the base map for the geologic map of Ganymede (left).
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  • Sun Watcher’s View | Space Wallpaper

    Sun Watcher’s View | Space Wallpaper

    February 12, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is a composite of 25 separate images spanning the period of Feb. 11, 2013 to Feb. 11, 2014.
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