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Here are some cool physics wallpapers. 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’s an artist image of a black hole, illustrated in a top-down perspective. This idea of a massive body was first conceptualized by a geologist named John Michell in 1783. Black holes are caused mainly by spacetime deformation due to a very compact mass.
Here’s an image of the space shuttle Endeavor captured from the International Space Station by a crew member of Expedition 22 during the most recent space shuttle mission, STS-130 on February 9, 2010.
This image features mission specialist Bruce McCandless II in a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). MMU allows the astronauts to move freely in space without worrying about the danger of getting far from the spacecraft.
Here’s an image of the F-106 aircraft taken on October 12, 1988 during the Lightning Project. The project aims to measure the effects of lightning on electronic controls. The project was sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center.
This is an image of asteroid 2010 AB78 obtained by NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. 2010 AB78, the red dot in the image, is 158 million kilometers away from the earth.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.