Wallpapers

  • Mouth of the Acre | Space Wallpaper

    Mouth of the Acre | Space Wallpaper

    December 06, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is an Envisat radar image acquired over the city of Boca do Acre in western Brazil. The city lies within Amazonas state, the largest Brazilian state by area, and almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest.
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  • Second Light | Space Wallpaper

    Second Light | Space Wallpaper

    December 05, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper by NASA's Kepler spacecraft shows the telescope's full field of view taken in a new demonstration mode in late October.
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  • Ancient and Mysterious | Space Wallpaper

    Ancient and Mysterious | Space Wallpaper

    December 04, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This cluster of stars seen in this space wallpaper is known as Messier 15. It is located some 35,000 light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse).
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  • Stellar Drama | Space Wallpaper

    Stellar Drama | Space Wallpaper

    December 03, 2013 | Wallpaper

    The Large Magellanic Cloud is one of the closest galaxies to our own. Astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to explore NGC 2035, one of its lesser known regions, in great detail as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
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  • Curious Clouds | Space Wallpaper

    Curious Clouds | Space Wallpaper

    December 02, 2013 | Wallpaper

    Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572 as seen in this spectacular space wallpaper.
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  • ISON's Dance with the Sun | Space Wallpaper

    ISON's Dance with the Sun | Space Wallpaper

    November 29, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This time-lapse space wallpaper shows Comet ISON approaching and leaving during its slingshot around the sun — represented by the white circle — on Nov. 28, 2013. The ISON images clearly outline the curve of the comet's orbit path.
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  • Cosmic Glitter | Space Wallpaper

    Cosmic Glitter | Space Wallpaper

    November 27, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This sprinkling of cosmic glitter makes up the galaxy known as ESO 149-3, located some 20 million light-years away from us, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
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  • Galactic Trinity | Space Wallpaper

    Galactic Trinity | Space Wallpaper

    November 25, 2013 | Wallpaper

    The big blob-like structure shown in this space wallpaper, named Himiko after the legendary ancient queen of Japan, turns out to be three galaxies thought to be in the process of merging into one.
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  • Monster Gamma-Ray Burst | Space Wallpaper

    Monster Gamma-Ray Burst | Space Wallpaper

    November 22, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows an unusually bright gamma-ray burst, which produced a jet that emerged at nearly the speed of light. Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful type of explosions in the universe and typically mark the destruction of a massive star.
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  • Onward ISON | Space Wallpaper

    Onward ISON | Space Wallpaper

    November 19, 2013 | Wallpaper

    Comet ISON shows off its tail in this spectacular space wallpaper taken on Nov. 19, 2013, using a 14-inch telescope located at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
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