Wallpapers

  • Light Rays and Orange Haze | Space Wallpaper

    Light Rays and Orange Haze | Space Wallpaper

    February 20, 2015 | Wallpaper

    This spectacular space wallpaper shows ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile soon after sunset. The last rays of the day create a spectacular orange haze as they pass through the dusty lower levels of the atmosphere, setting a perfect scene.
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  • Swirling Starscape Over La Silla | Space Wallpaper

    Swirling Starscape Over La Silla | Space Wallpaper

    January 16, 2015 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper shows a swirling starscape above ESO’s La Silla Observatory. Also, if you look very closely, you can see not one, but three horizontal trails from three separate planes, moving from left to right in the sky.
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  • Smoky Silhouette | Space Wallpaper

    Smoky Silhouette | Space Wallpaper

    December 17, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The smoky black silhouette in this gorgeous space wallpaper is part of a large, sparse cloud of partially ionized hydrogen — an HII region — known as Gum 15.
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  • Misty La Silla Sunset | Space Wallpaper

    Misty La Silla Sunset | Space Wallpaper

    December 16, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning dream like space wallpaper of the La Silla sunset was released Dec. 8, 2014.
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  • Glittering Blue | Space Wallpaper

    Glittering Blue | Space Wallpaper

    December 09, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
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  • Mira’s Secret Life | Space Wallpaper

    Mira’s Secret Life | Space Wallpaper

    December 04, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This spectacular space wallpaper by ALMA reveals Mira’s secret life. Studying red giant stars tells astronomers about the future of the Sun — and about how previous generations of stars spread the elements needed for life across the Universe.
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  • Mysterious Alignments | Space Wallpaper

    Mysterious Alignments | Space Wallpaper

    December 02, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This stunning space wallpaper is an artist's impression showing schematically the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures that they inhabit that observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed.
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  • Blue Cluster | Space Wallpaper

    Blue Cluster | Space Wallpaper

    November 19, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
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  • Jets, Bubbles, and Bursts of Light  | Space Wallpaper

    Jets, Bubbles, and Bursts of Light | Space Wallpaper

    November 19, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking space wallpaper of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects.
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  • Triangular Glow | Space Wallpaper

    Triangular Glow | Space Wallpaper

    November 17, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper beautifully captures the zodiacal light, a triangular glow seen best in night skies free of overpowering moonlight and light pollution.
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