• Runaway Star | Space Wallpaper

    Runaway Star | Space Wallpaper

    February 25, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Roguish runaway stars can have a big impact on their surroundings as they plunge through the Milky Way galaxy. Their high-speed encounters shock the galaxy, creating arcs, as seen in this space wallpaper of speedster star Kappa Cassiopeiae, or HD 2905.
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  • Cool Lab | Space Wallpaper

    Cool Lab | Space Wallpaper

    February 14, 2014 | Wallpaper

    NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory utilizes a magnetic trap that confines particles, allowing them to cool to temperatures just barely above absolute zero as seen in this space wallpaper.
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  • Color-Coded Clues | Space Wallpaper

    Color-Coded Clues | Space Wallpaper

    February 11, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper combines a photograph of seasonal dark flows on a Martian slope with a grid of colors based on data collected by a mineral-mapping spectrometer observing the same area. Image released Feb. 10, 2014.
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  • Infrared Eye | Space Wallpaper

    Infrared Eye | Space Wallpaper

    January 30, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows a NASA NEOWISE mission image of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, which is slated to make a close pass by Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
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  • Pink Lagoon | Space Wallpaper

    Pink Lagoon | Space Wallpaper

    January 22, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The VLT Survey Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed space wallpaper of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright young stars, and is home to young stellar clusters.
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  • Hand of God | Space Wallpaper

    Hand of God | Space Wallpaper

    January 09, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The stunning space wallpaper depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. What's left behind is a pulsar, called PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short).
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  • First Look | Space Wallpaper

    First Look | Space Wallpaper

    January 08, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This amazing space wallpaper is Gemini Planet Imager’s first light image of Beta Pictoris b—a planet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. The star, Beta Pictoris, is blocked in this image by a mask so its light doesn’t interfere with the light of the planet.
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  • Revealing Wavelengths of Light | Space Wallpaper

    Revealing Wavelengths of Light | Space Wallpaper

    December 20, 2013 | Wallpaper

    Scientists created this stunning space wallpaper, which is a composite image of Vesta's crater Aelia. The image reveals the flow material on the inside and outside of the crater.
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  • Carrying the Torch | Space Wallpaper

    Carrying the Torch | Space Wallpaper

    November 07, 2013 | Wallpaper

    This spectacular space wallpaper shows the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket as it launches toward space carrying the Olympic torch and the new Expedition 38 crew for the International Space Station on Nov. 7, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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  • Massive Supercluster Core | Space Wallpaper

    Massive Supercluster Core | Space Wallpaper

    October 23, 2013 | Wallpaper

    Several hundred galaxies and the huge amounts of gas that permeate them are depicted in this space wallpaper, which shows the core of the Shapley Supercluster, the largest cosmic structure in the local Universe.
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