Stellar Drama | Space Wallpaper

Partner Series
NGC 2035 Star Formation Region

About this Image

Astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to explore NGC 2035, one of its lesser known regions, in great detail as seen in this stunning space wallpaper. The Large Magellanic Cloud is one of the closest galaxies to our own. This image shows clouds of gas and dust where hot new stars are being born and are sculpting their surroundings into odd shapes. But the image also shows the effects of stellar death — filaments created by a supernova explosion (left).

Credit: ESO/G. Beccari

Sizes

Wallpaper download options

Standard

Wide

Author Bio
Space.com Staff
Space.com Staff,

Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. We transport our visitors across the solar system and beyond through accessible, comprehensive coverage of the latest news and discoveries. For us, exploring space is as much about the journey as it is the destination. 

Follow Us