• Cosmic Doppelgangers | Space Wallpaper

    Cosmic Doppelgangers | Space Wallpaper

    January 28, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The cosmic doppelgangers seen in the fascinating space wallpaper make up a double quasar known as QSO 0957+561, also known as the "Twin Quasar", which lies just under 14 billion light-years from Earth.
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  • Slopes of Kilimanjaro | Space Wallpaper

    Slopes of Kilimanjaro | Space Wallpaper

    January 27, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is a false-color image from Japan’s ALOS satellite acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can be seen in the lower-left corner.
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  • Celestial Swamp | Space Wallpaper

    Celestial Swamp | Space Wallpaper

    January 24, 2014 | Wallpaper

    More than 100 asteroids were captured in this fascinating space wallpaper from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, during its primary all-sky survey.
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  • Blue Blaze | Space Wallpaper

    Blue Blaze | Space Wallpaper

    January 23, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This cool space wallpaper shows a prototype Polish-built plasma thruster during test firing within an airless chamber at ESA’s Propulsion Laboratory.
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  • Pink Lagoon | Space Wallpaper

    Pink Lagoon | Space Wallpaper

    January 22, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The VLT Survey Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed space wallpaper of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright young stars, and is home to young stellar clusters.
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  • Orbiting a Solar Twin | Space Wallpaper

    Orbiting a Solar Twin | Space Wallpaper

    January 21, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is an artist's illustration showing one of three newly discovered planets in the star cluster Messier 67. Image released Jan. 15, 2014.
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  • Creepy Crawly | Space Wallpaper

    Creepy Crawly | Space Wallpaper

    January 17, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This new Hubble image shows a cosmic creepy-crawly known as the Tarantula Nebula in infrared light. This region is full of star clusters, glowing gas, and thick dark dust. Image released Jan. 9, 2014.
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  • Strange Binary System | Space Wallpaper

    Strange Binary System | Space Wallpaper

    January 16, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This fascinating space wallpaper is an artist's concept of the MWC 656 system, which consists of a massive "Be" star and a companion black hole.
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  • Two Hearts | Space Wallpaper

    Two Hearts | Space Wallpaper

    January 15, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is a Hubble image showing the scatterings of bright stars and thick dust that make up spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy.
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  • Solar Jets | Space Wallpaper

    Solar Jets | Space Wallpaper

    January 14, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows a series of observations performed with the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) to study the evolution of reconnection jets on a small patch of the Sun’s surface.
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