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Here are some amazing space science related image. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here is an image of the V838 Monocerotis, a variable star situated near the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. This image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on September 2006. V838 Monocerotis is approximately 20,000 light-years from our sun.
This picture shows two astronauts, Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and Christer Fuglesang while conducting an extravehicular activity outside the International Space Station as part of the STS-116 mission. On the background is the Cook Strait in New Zealand and the Pacific Ocean.
This image of the Mars rover Spirit was taken on October 11, 2009 (2,052nd sol) using the hazard-avoidance camera installed in front of the rover.
Here’s another amazing photo of a solar eclipse captured by the Hinode satellite in July 2009. Hinode, formerly known as Solar-B, is a collaborative project between Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
This is an image of an asteroid collision involving a comet-like asteroid, P/2010 A2 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on January 29, 2010. The Hubble Space Telescope is an important research tool used by NASA and the European Space Agency.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.