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Here are some amazing backgrounds. 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 photo of the earth, particularly the Indian Ocean was captured in 1999 during the STS-96 mission of space shuttle Discovery. Discovery is one of the three operational orbiters of NASA’s space shuttle fleet. Atlantis and Endeavor are the other two.
This image of early age stars was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. These stars were seen growing at the Trifid Nebula. Spitzer Space Telescope was formerly known as Space Infrared Telescope Facility.
Here’s an interesting image of the North star, also known as Polaris. The North Star, as seen on the image is actually a triple star system. This was captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
This image was taken from the International Space Station by a crew member of the STS-129 mission in November 19, 2009. The image shows the amazing view of the earth’s atmosphere behind the Atlantis space craft docked in the station.
This is an image of the Quadrantid meteor shower and the aurora. This image was obtained from the Quadrantid’s Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign (MAC) flying aboard NASA’s DC-8 aircraft on January 4, 2008. This recent meteor shower was able to generate more than 100 meteors per hour.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.