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Here are some NASA pictures of the universe. 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 picture of the spiral galaxy M51 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. You can see the grand spiral itself, and then a smaller galaxy over to the right that M51 is interacting with. The gravitational interaction has torn away a long tidal tail of stars stretching between the two galaxies.
This is an image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, a portrait of the visible universe generated from two different images taken by Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The image features 10,000 galaxies.
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.
Here’s an image of the Jupiter-Io system taken by the Wide Field & Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC-2) flying aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on May 18, 1994. Io is the fourth largest moon in the solar system.
Here’s an amazing image of the Galaxy Cluster MS 0735 located in the constellation Camelopardalis about 2.6 billion light-years away. This image was captured in February 2006 using Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.