Wallpapers
05 November 2012, 05:14 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper reveals Comet McNaught setting behind Mount Paranal, in January 2007.
02 November 2012, 03:29 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147, the blue ring-shaped galaxy's distinctive look was probably created when the galaxy on the left passed through the galaxy on the right.
31 October 2012, 04:13 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows "Victoria crater," an impact crater at Meridiani Planum, near the equator of Mars.
30 October 2012, 01:03 PM ET
This artist's concept space wallpaper depicts an itsy bitsy planetary system -- so compact, in fact, that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets.
29 October 2012, 12:59 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a giant bubble blown by the massive Wolf-Rayet star HD 50896, the pink star in the centre of the image.
28 October 2012, 05:27 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper of Jupiter was taken in infrared light on the night of Aug. 17, 2008 with the Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD) prototype instrument mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope.
26 October 2012, 12:46 PM ET
Valles Marineris, seen at an angle of 45 degrees to the surface in near-true colour and with four times vertical exaggeration in this space wallpaper.
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 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.