06 March 2013, 09:33 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the formation of a gas giant planet in the ring of dust around the young star HD 100546.
05 March 2013, 10:26 AM ET
This space wallpaper shows a deep-field image of what is known as a supercluster of galaxies — a giant group of galaxy clusters which are themselves clustered together.
04 March 2013, 10:49 AM ET
Given its remote location and notoriously bad weather, Aniakchak is one of the least visited units of the National Park System. The monument is home to an impressive six-mile wide, 2,500 ft. deep caldera formed during a massive eruption 3,500 years ago.
28 February 2013, 11:20 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the surface of the distant dwarf planet Makemake.
27 February 2013, 03:40 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9. This is the closest such object to the Solar System.
27 February 2013, 01:00 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an ESO Very Large Telescope image of the planetary nebula Fleming 1 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur).
26 February 2013, 12:41 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows The Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia and the Russian Federation is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia.
25 February 2013, 04:18 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an artist's impression of an active galaxy that has jets.
25 February 2013, 12:39 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright star cluster NGC 6520 and its neighbor, the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86.
25 February 2013, 12:30 AM ET
This artist’s impression shows the material ejected from the region around the supermassive black hole in the quasar SDSS J1106+1939 in this cool space wallpaper.
20 February 2013, 04:39 PM ET
This evocative space wallpaper shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery.
19 February 2013, 09:41 AM ET
This space wallpaper reveals a fisheye view of the Southern Sky with constellations.
19 February 2013, 09:22 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows the Eskimo Nebula, or NGC 2392, located about 4000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Gemini.
16 February 2013, 12:20 AM ET
The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
15 February 2013, 01:18 AM ET
Image of the famous early-type spiral galaxy Messier 104, widely known as the "Sombrero" (the Mexican hat) because of its particular shape.
14 February 2013, 01:52 AM ET
This composite space wallpaper shows the jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy.
12 February 2013, 07:48 PM ET
This image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
12 February 2013, 01:12 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, the Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 km-long rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover.
08 February 2013, 12:24 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an infrared image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows an image of protostellar object LRLL 54361 and its rich cosmic neighbourhood, a region called IC 348.
07 February 2013, 03:09 PM ET
This bright cluster of stars is 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), shown here in this amazing space wallpaper taken by ESO’s VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) from the Paranal Observatory in Chile.
06 February 2013, 02:37 PM ET
Three impact craters of different sizes, arranged in the shape of a snowman, make up one of the most striking features on Vesta, as seen in this view from NASA's Dawn mission.
05 February 2013, 02:42 PM ET
In this new view of the Andromeda galaxy from ESA’s Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet. The image was released Jan. 28 2013.
04 February 2013, 02:12 PM ET
This dramatic infrared image shows the nearby star formation region Monoceros R2, located some 2700 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn).
01 February 2013, 03:35 PM ET
The central parts of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, as observed in the near-infrared with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope.
31 January 2013, 04:19 PM ET
The delicate nebula NGC 1788, located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation, is revealed in this finely nuanced image.
30 January 2013, 04:21 PM ET
The second of three images of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is a 340-million-pixel vista of the central parts of our galactic home, a 34 by 20-degree wide image that provides us with a view as experienced by amateur astronomers around the world.
30 January 2013, 01:10 AM ET
This artist’s impression of the material around a recently exploded star, known as Supernova 1987A (or SN 1987A), is based on observations which have for the first time revealed a three dimensional view of the distribution of the expelled material.
28 January 2013, 11:29 PM ET
NASA’s Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV).
25 January 2013, 02:39 PM ET
This image, centred on the B[e] star HD 87643, beautifully shows the extended nebula of gas and dust that reflects the light from the star. The central star's wind appears to have shaped the nebula, leaving bright, ragged tendrils of gas and dust.
25 January 2013, 01:30 AM ET
This image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula.
24 January 2013, 12:12 AM ET
This image is a compilation of three radar images from the Japanese ALOS satellite and shows the Po River, which flows over 650 km from west to east across northern Italy as the country’s longest river.
23 January 2013, 02:33 PM ET
This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximately 4.7 x 4.9 degrees.