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Here are some cosmic photos. 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 nice image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This image was captured by the NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Usually, the center of the Milky Way cannot be seen through regular optical telescopes due to dust and gas blocking the view. This image was taken using infrared cameras which made it possible to examine its center.
Here’s a picture of the 30 Doradus Nebula located in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud. This view was observed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope’s Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). Stars are also visible in the photo. These stars were believed to come from the giant star cluster R136.
This image of a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 6217 was captured by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) of the Hubble Space Telescope on June 13 and July 8, 2009.
Here’s a great image of the Seagull nebula taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. This nebula is located 3,800 light-years away from our planet Earth.
This is a spectacular image of the star cluster NGC 346 taken using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The star cluster NGC 346 is located in the constellation Tucana and is 210 000 light-years away from our planet Earth.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.