Wallpapers
07 March 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Abell 68, pictured in this stunning space wallpaper here in infrared light, is a galaxy cluster.
05 March 2013, 02:39 PM ET
This remarkable space wallpaper was created from pictures taken by different telescopes in space and on the ground. It shows the thousand-year-old remnant of the brilliant SN 1006 supernova, as seen in radio (red), X-ray (blue) and visible light (yellow).
04 March 2013, 10:58 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the formation of a gas giant planet in the ring of dust around the young star HD 100546.
28 February 2013, 10:46 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows a deep-field image of what is known as a supercluster of galaxies — a giant group of galaxy clusters which are themselves clustered together.
27 February 2013, 03:29 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the surface of the distant dwarf planet Makemake.
27 February 2013, 12:39 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9. This is the closest such object to the Solar System.
26 February 2013, 12:04 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, a Landsat image from July 19, 2011 shows Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River in the southwestern United States.
25 February 2013, 05:26 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an ESO Very Large Telescope image of the planetary nebula Fleming 1 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur).
25 February 2013, 12:03 AM ET
This space wallpaper from ESO’s VISTA telescope reveals a celestial landscape of vast, glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC 6357 in a new light.
24 February 2013, 11:28 PM ET
This artist’s impression shows the material ejected from the region around the supermassive black hole in the quasar SDSS J1106+1939 in this cool space wallpaper.
20 February 2013, 07:23 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright star cluster NGC 6520 and its neighbor, the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86.
20 February 2013, 05:24 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the disc of gas and cosmic dust around the young star HD 142527.
20 February 2013, 11:56 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an artist's impression of an active galaxy that has jets.
16 February 2013, 12:07 AM ET
This evocative space wallpaper shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery.
14 February 2013, 11:51 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows the Eskimo Nebula, or NGC 2392, located about 4000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Gemini.
14 February 2013, 02:06 AM ET
This space wallpaper reveals a fisheye view of the Southern Sky with constellations.
12 February 2013, 07:35 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows The Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia and the Russian Federation is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia.
11 February 2013, 01:13 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, the first Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of the year has delivered the Azerspace/Africasat-1a and Amazonas-3 telecom satellites into orbit.
08 February 2013, 12:13 PM ET
The Cassiopeia A supernova's first flash of radiation makes six clumps of dust unusually hot as seen in this cool space wallpaper.
07 February 2013, 02:48 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an infrared image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows an image of protostellar object LRLL 54361 and its rich cosmic neighbourhood, a region called IC 348.
06 February 2013, 01:45 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Composite image of the super star cluster "Westerlund 1" from 2.2-m MPG/ESO Wide-Field Imager (WFI) observations.
05 February 2013, 02:54 PM ET
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion in this amazing desktop wallpaper.
04 February 2013, 03:39 PM ET
In this image from the Envisat satellite, clouds cover the North Sea and sweep down to the strait between Denmark (lower-right corner) and Norway (upper-centre).
01 February 2013, 03:23 PM ET
In this space wallpaper of the Andromeda galaxy from ESA’s Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet. The image was released Jan. 28 2013.
01 February 2013, 01:15 AM ET
This space wallpaper shows the central parts of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, as observed in the near-infrared with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope.
30 January 2013, 04:08 PM ET
This dramatic infrared space wallpaper shows the nearby star formation region Monoceros R2, located some 2700 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn).
30 January 2013, 12:47 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows the second of three images of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is a 340-million-pixel vista of the central parts of our galactic home.
28 January 2013, 11:13 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the material around a recently exploded star, known as Supernova 1987A (or SN 1987A).
27 January 2013, 03:23 AM ET
NASA’s Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) in this space wallpaper.
25 January 2013, 12:56 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, three impact craters of different sizes, arranged in the shape of a snowman, make up one of the most striking features on Vesta, as seen in this view from NASA's Dawn mission.
24 January 2013, 02:23 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper, centred on the B[e] star HD 87643, beautifully shows the extended nebula of gas and dust that reflects the light from the star.
24 January 2013, 01:07 AM ET
This space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula.