Wallpapers
24 July 2013, 09:40 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper reveals Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Glittering stars and wisps of gas create a backdrop for the self-destruction of a massive star.
23 July 2013, 12:16 PM ET
This beautiful wallpaper shows Yosemite National Park in California.
22 July 2013, 09:13 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a Landsat image of the Clearwater Lakes in Canada’s Quebec province. Located to the east of the Hudson Bay, what appears to be two separate lakes is actually a single body of water that fills two depressions.
19 July 2013, 02:43 PM ET
This image shows Utah's first national park, Zion National Park. Visitors can follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked and gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky.
18 July 2013, 11:59 AM ET
This space wallpaper of the nebula NGC 3603 shows globules of gas and dust; giant, gaseous pillars; young stars surrounded by debris disks; aging, massive stars; and a blue supergiant star—all various stages in star life.
17 July 2013, 09:55 AM ET
Strands of sun, soil, and air are woven into a beautifully connected patchwork of plants and animals, as seen in this cool wallpaper taken from Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas.
16 July 2013, 01:58 PM ET
This dramatic space wallpaper reveals cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion showing what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
12 July 2013, 01:56 PM ET
This wallpaper shows Assateague Island located in Maryland and Virginia — a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move.
11 July 2013, 10:09 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper is an illustration showing HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733.
10 July 2013, 09:16 AM ET
This vivid space wallpaper shows a collection of 100,000 stars displayed in this small region inside the Omega Centauri globular cluster—a dense group of nearly 10 million stars. Omega Centauri is one of the biggest star clusters in the Milky Way.
09 July 2013, 12:34 PM ET
This wallpaper shows Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico. The monument offers a glimpse into the homes and lives of the Mogollon people who lived in this area more than 700 years ago.
08 July 2013, 09:02 AM ET
This fascinating space wallpaper shows galaxy cluster Abell S1077, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys.
05 July 2013, 04:52 PM ET
This wallpaper shows Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico.
04 July 2013, 10:20 AM ET
Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst, as seen in this space wallpaper. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust—the raw material for new star formation.
03 July 2013, 09:16 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an illustration of the thin, rocky debris disc discovered around the two Hyades white dwarfs.
02 July 2013, 12:14 PM ET
This wallpaper shows Fire Island National Seashore in New York. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife—Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries.
01 July 2013, 11:49 AM ET
On May 10, 2013, the sun experienced what's called an annular eclipse. NASA's Terra satellite didn't observe the eclipse directly, but it did see the moon's shadow darkening the region northeast of Australia as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
28 June 2013, 09:27 AM ET
Istanbul and the surrounding area in northwestern Turkey are captured in this space wallpaper acquired by Envisat’s MERIS instrument on June 9, 2011. To the north is the Black Sea, which connects to the Sea of Marmara (center) via the Bosphorus strait.
27 June 2013, 10:12 AM ET
This beautiful wallpaper shows Saguaro National Park in Arizona. Enormous cacti, silhouetted by the setting sun, for most of us the giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American West.
26 June 2013, 09:23 AM ET
This intriguing space wallpaper shows the galaxy catalogued as 2MASX J05210136-2521450, which stands out at a glance due to its interesting shape.
25 June 2013, 12:04 PM ET
This beautiful wallpaper shows North Cascades National Park Service Complex in Washington. Jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciers adorn the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.
24 June 2013, 09:09 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper is an illustration showing a messy, chaotic galaxy undergoing bursts of star formation.
21 June 2013, 10:11 AM ET
This wallpaper shows Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
20 June 2013, 03:53 PM ET
This space wallpaper reveals a stunning view from ESA’s Herschel space observatory of the iconic Horsehead Nebula in the context of its surroundings.
19 June 2013, 09:25 AM ET
The Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured a striking space wallpaper of NGC 6559, an object that showcases the anarchy that reigns when stars form inside an interstellar cloud.
18 June 2013, 02:18 PM ET
This stunning wallpaper shows Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size: 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep.
17 June 2013, 10:22 AM ET
This fascinating space wallpaper reveals a notional concept of a solar-electric-powered spacecraft, designed to capture a small near-Earth asteroid and relocate it safely close to the Earth-moon system so astronauts can explore it.
14 June 2013, 10:33 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows a close-up view of Saturn’s north-pole hurricane, as seen by the international Cassini spacecraft. The image reveals the intricate detail of cloud formations in this dynamic feature.
13 June 2013, 10:19 AM ET
“Gold!” Headlines read in 1897, starting the rush to what is now Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska as seen in this cool wallpaper.
12 June 2013, 10:16 AM ET
These delicate wisps of gas make up an object known as SNR B0519-69.0, or SNR 0519 for short as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
11 June 2013, 10:34 AM ET
This stunning wallpaper shows Joshua Tree National Park in California. Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality.
10 June 2013, 08:51 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the exotic double object that consists of a tiny, but very heavy neutron star that spins 25 times each second, orbited every two and a half hours by a white dwarf star.