Wallpapers
09 September 2011, 12:31 PM ET
The new laser guide star unit of the Allgäu Public Observatory in southwestern Bavaria, Germany, tests a powerful laser beam on August 18, 2011, while lightning also flashes in the background in this amazing space wallpaper.
08 September 2011, 10:44 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Helene on June 18, 2011.
31 August 2011, 03:35 PM ET
This space wallpaper of the Earth's crest over the lunar horizon was taken during the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission.
29 August 2011, 11:05 AM ET
On Saturday, August 27, 2011, Ron Garan pointed an HD camera out a window of the International Space Station Cupola for this space wallpaper.
17 August 2011, 03:25 PM ET
In this stunning space wallpaper, two colliding galaxies, in the early stages of their interaction, form a bright exclamation point in space.
10 August 2011, 10:52 AM ET
Planetary nebulae form when some dying stars, having expanded into a red giant phase, expel a shell of gas as they evolve into white dwarfs as seen in the stunning space wallpaper.
04 August 2011, 04:02 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper reveals, an image combining orbital imagery with 3-D modeling shows flows that appear in spring and summer on a slope inside Mars' Newton crater.
03 August 2011, 05:22 PM ET
On Sunday, July 31, 2011, when Expedition 28 astronaut Ron Garan aboard the International Space Station looked out his window, this is what he saw: the moon in this space wallpaper.
01 August 2011, 12:37 PM ET
Dawn entered orbit around Vesta on July 15, and will spend a year orbiting the body revealed in this stunning space wallpaper.
29 July 2011, 11:25 AM ET
Astronomers think that each of Epsilon Eridani's asteroid belts could have a planet orbiting just outside it, shepherding its rocky debris into a ring in the same way that Jupiter helps keep our asteroid belt confined in this space wallpaper.
28 July 2011, 02:50 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows X-rays from Chandra and optical data from the VLT of the galaxy NGC 3115.
22 July 2011, 12:54 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper reveals, NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet’s Gale Crater.
22 July 2011, 11:34 AM ET
Space shuttle Atlantis is slowly towed from the Shuttle Landing Facility to an orbiter processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time in this amazing space wallpaper.
19 July 2011, 12:16 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows the comparative sizes of nine asteroids.
15 July 2011, 01:54 PM ET
Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these four astronauts take a break in this stunning desktop space wallpaper.
14 July 2011, 02:33 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper was taken through color filters and recombined to produce the color image.
12 July 2011, 10:56 AM ET
This false-color image shows the volcano Sapas Mons, which is located in the broad equatorial rise called Atla Regio.
11 July 2011, 02:40 PM ET
NASA photographer Bill Ingalls caught this serene view of shuttle Atlantis awaiting launch on July 7, 2011.
09 July 2011, 03:14 PM ET
Space shuttle Atlantis is bathed in xenon lights and takes center stage at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in this helicopter view taken before launch on July 8, 2011.
29 June 2011, 04:07 PM ET
The super-bright galaxy ULAS J1120+0641 is also the most distant quasar ever seen.
28 June 2011, 03:09 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper reveals the space shuttle Discovery is more complex, cramped, and altogether more awesome from the inside than imagined.
20 June 2011, 05:44 PM ET
The Milky Way is seen in all its glory, as well as, in the lower right, the Large Magellanic Cloud in this space wallpaper.
09 June 2011, 11:52 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, newly released portraits show the International Space Station together with the space shuttle, the vehicle that helped build the complex during the last decade.
07 June 2011, 01:04 AM ET
The hemispheric view of Venus, as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, is centered on the South Pole.
02 June 2011, 01:16 PM ET
The fine detail and exceptionally perfect spiral structure of the galaxy make it hard to believe that this is a real observation and not an artist’s impression or a screenshot taken straight from Star Wars.
02 June 2011, 01:07 PM ET
Xenon lights help lead space shuttle Endeavour home to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
25 May 2011, 06:18 PM ET
What's happening on Jupiter's moon Io?
24 May 2011, 01:29 PM ET
This artist's rendering shows NASA's proposed Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle on a deep space mission.
20 May 2011, 01:26 AM ET
Like a Dali masterpiece, this image of Messier 8 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is both intensely colourful and distinctly surreal.
10 May 2011, 09:47 AM ET
The total lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010, is visible from the site of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile.
18 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Dense filaments of gas shine in the IC5146 interstellar cloud, in an infrared photo from ESA's Herschel space observatory.
15 April 2011, 10:56 AM ET
This WISE image shows a part of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.