Wallpapers
03 July 2012, 10:31 AM ET
Resembling a Fourth of July skyrocket, Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen in this cool space wallpaper.
02 July 2012, 04:09 PM ET
A UH-60 (NASA 750) RASCAL helicopter with IR camera mount on NASA Ames Research Center’s flightline under "Blue" Moon on Aug. 31, 1993 in this amazing space wallpaper.
02 July 2012, 11:55 AM ET
This very detailed space wallpaper from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born in the star-forming region NGC 6729.
29 June 2012, 11:16 AM ET
This space wallpaper reveals a marvellous aerial photograph of the home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), fully demonstrates the superb quality of the observing site.
28 June 2012, 10:02 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, one square degree image of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings.
27 June 2012, 01:36 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, ESO’s Paranal Observatory sits in one of the driest and most desolate areas on Earth, in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
22 June 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Astronaut Andre Kuipers took this image of solar panels glinting in space in this amazing space wallpaper.
20 June 2012, 11:36 AM ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle stands ready to launch the NROL-38 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office in this space wallpaper.
20 June 2012, 11:13 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle stands ready to launch the NROL-38 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.
14 June 2012, 10:56 AM ET
Cassini spacecraft looks toward Titan and its dark region called Shangri-La in this stunning space wallpaper.
13 June 2012, 01:52 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an artist conception of a newly formed star surrounded by a swirling protoplanetary disk of dust and gas, where debris coalesces to create rocky 'planetesimals' that collide and grow to eventually form planets.
11 June 2012, 12:55 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light.
06 June 2012, 05:06 PM ET
In this stunning space wallpaper, Hinode captured this stunning view of the transit of Venus on June 5, 2012,-- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117.
06 June 2012, 11:03 AM ET
On June 5-6 2012, SDO collected images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in this cool space wallpaper.
30 May 2012, 04:40 PM ET
ESO Photo Ambassador Babak Tafreshi snapped this remarkable image of the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), set against the splendour of the Milky Way in this space wallpaper.
29 May 2012, 05:08 PM ET
This space wallpaper reveals, with clouds and land forming a backdrop, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm at the International Space Station.
22 May 2012, 02:36 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows a bow shock is created in space when two streams of gas collide.
22 May 2012, 02:02 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an outflow of gas from a new star as it jets from a space object dubbed IRAS 21078+5211.
21 May 2012, 03:13 PM ET
This space wallaper image of the annular solar eclipse was taken by Koji Kudo from Kawasaki, Japan on May 21, 2012.
21 May 2012, 02:19 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper of the annular solar eclipse among palm trees was taken by Diana Ward from Tucson, Ariz. on May 20, 2012.
18 May 2012, 03:49 PM ET
In this cool space wallpaper, Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit took photos of star trails, terrestrial lights, airglow and auroras while aboard the International Space Station.
18 May 2012, 03:35 PM ET
In this cool space wallpaper, Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit took photos of star trails, terrestrial lights, airglow and auroras while aboard the International Space Station.
17 May 2012, 04:28 PM ET
This artist's impression illustrates how the early moon (and Earth) were reshaped by an intense period of bombardment. Asteroids appear to be the dominant impactors.
16 May 2012, 02:36 PM ET
In this cool space wallpaper, the Veil Nebula, left behind by the explosion of a massive star thousands of years ago, is one of the largest and most spectacular supernova remnants in the sky.
16 May 2012, 02:03 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) during observations.
15 May 2012, 09:22 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, members of the media photograph the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
15 May 2012, 08:59 AM ET
The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in this space wallpaper.
14 May 2012, 06:57 PM ET
In this cool space wallpaper, the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft is raised into position at launch pad on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
10 May 2012, 01:59 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, chaotic networks of dust and gas signpost the next generations of massive stars in this stunning new image of the Cygnus-X star-nursery captured by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.
04 May 2012, 05:59 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper, the Great Nebula in Carina itself spans about 30 light years, lies about 7,500 light years away, and can be seen with a small telescope toward the constellation of Keel (Carina).
04 May 2012, 04:59 PM ET
Images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst, spraying the cosmos with dust in this cool space wall in this cool space wallpaper.
04 May 2012, 04:26 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, three planets whip around a star in less than two days, with the closest planet taking less than half a day.