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.
22 January 2013, 12:30 AM ET
The delicate nebula NGC 1788, located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation, is revealed in this space wallpaper.
20 January 2013, 07:44 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper is a compilation of three radar images from the Japanese ALOS satellite and shows the Po River, which flows over 650 km from west to east across northern Italy as the country’s longest river.
20 January 2013, 07:24 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, the Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 km-long rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover.
18 January 2013, 11:34 AM ET
Nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy in this stunning space wallpaper.
17 January 2013, 11:18 PM ET
This space wallpaper is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximately 4.7 x 4.9 degrees.
17 January 2013, 02:53 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, astronomers have discovered a possible magnetar that emitted 40 visible-light flashes before disappearing again.
15 January 2013, 11:54 PM ET
This bright cluster of stars is 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), shown here in this amazing space wallpaper taken by ESO’s VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) from the Paranal Observatory in Chile.
15 January 2013, 12:06 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, the bright core of the Tarantula Nebula with the cluster of hot stars. Note also the wisps of luminous gas extending as "legs" from the central area - this is how the nebula got its creepy name.