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Here are some cool spiral galaxy pictures. 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 image of the spiral galaxy M81 was taken by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. The spiral galaxy M81, located in the constellation Ursa Major is approximately 12 million light years from Earth. This stunning galaxy is also known as the NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy.
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.
Here’s an image of the spectacular Sombrero galaxy obtained by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Sombrero Galaxy, also known as NGC 4594 or M 104, is a spiral galaxy which can be found in the constellation Virgo.
This infrared view of a spiral galaxy, Milky Way, was generated through the combined imaging data provided by Hubble Space Telescope’s Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) and Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Astronomy Camera (IRAC).
Here’s a nice composite picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 300 generated from the images captured by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast about galaxies. Listen here, Episode 97: Galaxies.