Wallpapers
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 Force’s 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.
12 September 2012, 12:34 PM ET
The oddly shaped Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) is pictured in this space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.
12 September 2012, 12:23 PM ET
This space wallpaper of the region of sky around the Pencil Nebula shows a spectacular celestial landscape featuring the blue filaments of the Vela supernova remnant, the red glow of clouds of hydrogen and countless stars.
11 September 2012, 02:03 AM ET
This ALOS satellite image shows an area with extensive agricultural use in western Russia, with roads and rivers cutting through the cropland in this cool space wallpaper.
09 September 2012, 11:47 PM ET
This computer-generated perspective view of Hadley Crater was created using data obtained from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express in this space wallpaper.
07 September 2012, 03:38 AM ET
The left eye of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image of the camera on the rover's arm, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) in this space wallpaper.
06 September 2012, 02:41 AM ET
The galaxy I Zwicky 18, originally thought to be a young galaxy, actually seems to have formed around the same time as most other galaxies in this space wallpaper.
05 September 2012, 11:45 AM ET
This composite space wallpaper shows a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located about 160,000 light years from Earth.
05 September 2012, 12:06 AM ET
This space wallpaper captured the second full Moon of the month – known as a ‘blue’ Moon – just before it disappeared from the MSG-3 satellite’s sight behind the southern hemisphere.
04 September 2012, 03:06 PM ET
This striking space wallpaper shows a beautiful yet peculiar pair of galaxies.
01 September 2012, 02:57 AM ET
A rare second Full Moon of the month, known as a "Blue Moon", is seen over Cincinnati on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 in this amazing space wallpaper.
30 August 2012, 02:54 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows Dawn spacecraft at the giant asteroid Vesta.
30 August 2012, 11:40 AM ET
Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
30 August 2012, 03:14 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, early on August 29, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi-NPP satellite captured this nighttime view of C and the cities near the Gulf Coast of the United States.
30 August 2012, 02:22 AM ET
This computer generated montage shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon in this space wallpaper.
30 August 2012, 01:59 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, an artist's concept illustrates Kepler-47, the first transiting circumbinary system -- multiple planets orbiting two suns.
29 August 2012, 02:38 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, the Moon appears large because it is seen close to the horizon and our perception is deceived by the proximity of references on the ground.
28 August 2012, 12:59 PM ET
An experimental camera smaller than an espresso cup on ESA’s Proba-2 microsatellite caught this view of soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac as it moved west of the Florida coast into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday in this space wallpaper.
27 August 2012, 10:56 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, color panorama shows a 360-degree view of the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover, including the highest part of Mount Sharp.