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Here are some cool space pictures for kids. 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”.
This is a photo of the NGC 3949 galaxy, a spiral galaxy located 50 million light-years from Earth. This photo was taken by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
This is a spectacular full view of our planet earth. It was taken by the Apollo 17 during their journey to the moon in 1972. The south polar ice cap of Antarctica can be clearly seen in the image. This region constitutes 70% of the world’s freshwater.
This image of the sun was captured on September 14,1999 using an Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT). This image particularly features the solar prominence, a loop shape outward extension of the sun’s surface.
Here’s an image of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin taken from the moon by Neil Armstrong during the extravehicular activity of the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first men to step on the moon.
This photo of a total solar eclipse was taken from the International Space Station on March 29, 2006. The photo was taken by a crew member of the Expedition 12 mission. The island of Cyprus and the coast of Turkey can be seen from the image.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.