Wallpapers

  • Vivid Collision | Space Wallpaper

    Vivid Collision | Space Wallpaper

    January 13, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows the remnant of Supernova 1987A seen in light of very different wavelengths.
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  • Supernova Bound | Space Wallpaper

    Supernova Bound | Space Wallpaper

    January 10, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Floating at the center of this cool space wallpaper is a lidless purple eye, staring back at us through space. This ethereal object, known officially as [SBW2007] 1 but sometimes nicknamed SBW1, is a nebula with a giant star at its center.
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  • Hand of God | Space Wallpaper

    Hand of God | Space Wallpaper

    January 09, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The stunning space wallpaper depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. What's left behind is a pulsar, called PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short).
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  • First Look | Space Wallpaper

    First Look | Space Wallpaper

    January 08, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This amazing space wallpaper is Gemini Planet Imager’s first light image of Beta Pictoris b—a planet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. The star, Beta Pictoris, is blocked in this image by a mask so its light doesn’t interfere with the light of the planet.
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  • Eye on the Unseen | Space Wallpaper

    Eye on the Unseen | Space Wallpaper

    January 07, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is a long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744. The image shows some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in space.
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  • Dust Factory | Space Wallpaper

    Dust Factory | Space Wallpaper

    January 06, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This beautiful space wallpaper is an artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A, which is based on real data and reveals the cold, inner regions of the exploded star's remnants (in red) where tremendous amounts of dust were detected and imaged by ALMA.
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  • Signs of Chaos | Space Wallpaper

    Signs of Chaos | Space Wallpaper

    January 03, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This dazzling space wallpaper of the Antennae Galaxies shows obvious signs of chaos. Clouds of gas are seen in bright pink and red, surrounding the bright flashes of blue star-forming regions.
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  • Light Show | Space Wallpaper

    Light Show | Space Wallpaper

    January 02, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This spectacular space wallpaper shows three of the four Auxiliary Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Above the telescopes, the long bright stripes are star trails.
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  • Super Earth | Space Wallpaper

    Super Earth | Space Wallpaper

    December 31, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper is an illustration of the hypothetical appearance of the exoplanet GJ 1214b, which is known as a "super-Earth" type planet because it is slightly more than six Earth masses.
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  • Azure Antonia | Space Wallpaper

    Azure Antonia | Space Wallpaper

    December 29, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is a colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission showing the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
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