25 October 2012, 03:14 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows Yepun, the fourth 8.2-metre Unit Telescope of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) facility, launching a powerful yellow laser beam into the sky.
25 October 2012, 11:26 AM ET
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) space wallpaper of a huge, handle-shaped prominence taken on Sept. 14,1999.
24 October 2012, 10:48 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, members of the media photograph the Soyuz rocket as it launches with Expedition 33/34 crew members on Oct. 23, 2012.
23 October 2012, 12:27 PM ET
In this spectacular space wallpaper, observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core.
22 October 2012, 11:21 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, Concordia is a joint French-Italian inland Antarctic research station run by the French Polar Institute and Italian Antarctic Programme.
19 October 2012, 03:09 PM ET
Supernova remnant SNR1987A is located 166 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud in this space wallpaper.
18 October 2012, 01:42 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
17 October 2012, 12:41 PM ET
This space wallpaper acquired on Jan. 4, 2012 by the Pleiades satellite shows part of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
16 October 2012, 11:28 AM ET
This week, ESA’s Integral space observatory celebrates ten years since launch on Oct. 17, 2002 in this space wallpaper.
15 October 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Intense radiation from newly born, ultra-bright stars in nebula N83B, also known as NGC 1748, carve out a large cavity in the gas surrounding them in this stunning space wallpaper.
14 October 2012, 12:38 PM ET
This impressive panoramic space wallpaper depicts the Chajnantor Plateau — home of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) — with the majestic Licancabur volcano in the background.
12 October 2012, 03:31 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, located inside the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Tarantula nebula is worth looking at in detail.
11 October 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed an unexpected spiral structure in the material around the old star R Sculptoris in this space wallpaper.
11 October 2012, 12:32 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 was obtained on Sept. 21, 1998, during a period of good observing conditions.
10 October 2012, 10:40 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows the Helix nebula, lies 650 light-years away, in the constellation of Aquarius.
09 October 2012, 12:04 PM ET
False-colour image of cloud features seen on Venus by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) on Venus Express is seen in this cool space wallpaper.
09 October 2012, 11:53 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, an Envisat image shows us a very rare, cloud-free view of Iceland. This image was acquired on July 21, 2010.
08 October 2012, 12:01 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida comes alive as the Merlin engines ignite under the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit on Oct. 7, 2012.
05 October 2012, 12:19 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-37 with the U.S. Air Forces Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-3 satellite on Oct. 4, 2012, at 8:10 a.m. EDT.
04 October 2012, 01:37 PM ET
These shape-shifting galaxies have taken on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163, and the mask is their spiral arms in this cool space wallpaper.
03 October 2012, 02:24 PM ET
In this cool space wallpaper, on Sept. 28, 2012 an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Astra-2F and GSAT-10, into their planned geostationary transfer orbits.
02 October 2012, 02:52 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows, above the clouds over the Houston, Texas area and out of view, Space Shuttle Endeavour being ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as it departs Houston/Ellington Field.
01 October 2012, 01:02 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012).
28 September 2012, 07:32 PM ET
Observations made with the APEX telescope in submillimetre-wavelength light at a wavelength of 870 µm reveal the cold dusty clouds from which stars form in the Carina Nebula in this cool space wallpaper.
26 September 2012, 11:49 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, the Cassini spacecraft takes an angled view toward Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings on a dramatic diagonal.
25 September 2012, 11:45 AM ET
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with another outstanding image of a nearby galaxy in this space wallpaper.
20 September 2012, 07:04 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows the spectacular star-forming region known as the Flame Nebula, or NGC 2024, in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter) and its surroundings.
19 September 2012, 04:01 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Space shuttle Endeavour takes to the sky from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:22 a.m. EDT mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA.
18 September 2012, 08:45 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, MetOp-B was launched Sept. 17, 2012 from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
17 September 2012, 12:28 PM ET
This new space wallpaper of the reflection nebula Messier 78 was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile.
14 September 2012, 12:04 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86.
12 September 2012, 10:34 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows the bright, young star left of center gives NGC 1999 its brightness.