Wallpapers

  • Maine's Rugged Coast | Wallpaper

    Maine's Rugged Coast | Wallpaper

    March 27, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This wallpaper shows the stunning Acadia National Park in Maine. People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.
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  • Curious Clouds | Space Wallpaper

    Curious Clouds | Space Wallpaper

    March 26, 2014 | Wallpaper

    Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572 as seen in this spectacular space wallpaper.
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  • Cosmic Glitter | Space Wallpaper

    Cosmic Glitter | Space Wallpaper

    March 25, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This sprinkling of cosmic glitter makes up the galaxy known as ESO 149-3, located some 20 million light-years away from us, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
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  • Galactic Trinity | Space Wallpaper

    Galactic Trinity | Space Wallpaper

    March 24, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The big blob-like structure shown in this space wallpaper, named Himiko after the legendary ancient queen of Japan, turns out to be three galaxies thought to be in the process of merging into one.
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  • Monster Gamma-Ray Burst | Space Wallpaper

    Monster Gamma-Ray Burst | Space Wallpaper

    March 21, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This space wallpaper shows an unusually bright gamma-ray burst, which produced a jet that emerged at nearly the speed of light. Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful type of explosions in the universe and typically mark the destruction of a massive star.
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  • Land of Extremes | Wallpaper

    Land of Extremes | Wallpaper

    March 20, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This wallpaper shows Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada. It is superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of stone wilderness.
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  • Searching for Swirls | Space Wallpaper

    Searching for Swirls | Space Wallpaper

    March 19, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The sun sets behind BICEP2 (in the foreground) and the South Pole Telescope (in the background) in this stunning space wallpaper.
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  • Galactic Cauldron | Space Wallpaper

    Galactic Cauldron | Space Wallpaper

    March 18, 2014 | Wallpaper

    As galaxies speed through gigantic cauldrons, they occasionally jumble the gas and forge it into lop-sided shapes. An example is revealed in this space wallpaper, which is a composite image of the galaxy group NGC 5044.
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  • Hottest Place on Earth | Space Wallpaper

    Hottest Place on Earth | Space Wallpaper

    March 17, 2014 | Wallpaper

    The Dasht-e Lut salt desert in southeast Iran is captured in this stunning space wallpaper. The desert is often called the ‘hottest place on Earth’ as satellites measured record surface temperatures there for several years.
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  • Our Ever-Evolving Host | Space Wallpaper

    Our Ever-Evolving Host | Space Wallpaper

    March 14, 2014 | Wallpaper

    This beautiful space wallpaper is a photo illustration based on a Hubble Space Telescope survey of evolving Milky Way-type galaxies. The current night sky is dominated by the white glow of myriad middle-aged stars along the lane of the Milky Way.
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