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Space Wallpapers

This is our cllection of awesome wallpapers featuring either stunning spacescapes or man’s attempts to reach the stars.

December 10th, 2014

Numbers Falling From Earth

Numbers Falling From Earth is the name of this, our very latest HD desktop background wallpaper, and you have to say that it is quite something. Also from the high resolution wallpaper image itself you can see why it’s called what it is. In a nutshell to describe this wallpaper you would have to say […]

September 24th, 2014

R-7 Launch

This amazing picture gives us not only an amazing desktop background, but an ironic historical twist. It’s a Russian R-7 rocket launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome, but it’s carrying an American crew to the ISS. Since the R-7 was originally designed as the USSR’s first ICBM, able to carry nuclear warheads to America, the fact that […]

September 23rd, 2014

Walking in Space

We return to our Space theme (and space itself) with this iconic image from the American Gemini IV mission in June of 1965. It was the first American mission to include a spacewalk (properly known as an EVA, or Extra-Vehicular Activity), carried out by astronaut Ed White (who would tragically die in the Apollo 1 […]

September 14th, 2014

M104, The Sombrero Galaxy

Our journey through the universe and it’s wonders carrier on. Today we’re at the startling distance of 28 million light years, admiring the magnificent Sombrero Galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 104. This enormous spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Virgo and is so named because, well, it looks like a giant Mexican hat. According […]

September 13th, 2014

Hubble Ultra Deep Field

As a follow-up to our hubble Telescope wallpaper from earlier, we present this astonishing image taken by the Hubble itself. It may look like an ordinary starfield but it is so much more. Within this image, which shows a tiny patch of sky in the constellation Fornax, lie some of the most distant galaxies ever […]

September 12th, 2014

M57 The Ring Nebula

2300 light years away in the constellation of Lyra lurks the beautiful Ring Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 57. This amazing object is a planetary nebula, possibly one of the most misleading terms in astronomy as it isn’t really a nebula nor does it have anything to do with planets. It is the result of […]

September 11th, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope

Our space theme continues! This time we have a great image of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, designed and built in the 1970’s and 80’s before finally launching in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31. The telescope is housed in a small satellite and contains a 2.4 metre main mirror which provides light […]

September 10th, 2014

The Very Large Array

This image shows us the famous Very Large Array in New Mexico. 27 separate radio telescopes laid out in an enormous Y-shape in the desert Plains of San Augustin. Each one of these dishes is 25 meters in diameter and is capable to observing separate targets. However, for important observations, like in this wallpaper, all […]

September 9th, 2014

Arecibo Telescope

We take a slightly different turn with our Space theme today: this image is very much down to Earth. It’s the famous 1000 foot radio telescope in Arecibo, Peurto Rico. This is the largest single-aperture telescope in the world and has been gathering vitally useful scientific data for decades now. It’s achieved many firsts: it […]

September 8th, 2014

M1, the Crab Nebula

We return to our Space theme today with this stunning image of the Crab Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 1. This is a bright supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus, 6500 light years from Earth. The supernova itself was observed by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD, and this provides us with a nearly unique […]

August 23rd, 2014

M31 Andromeda

We return to our Space theme with this stunning image of the Andromeda Galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 31. This massive spiral galaxy is our nearest (major) galactic neighbor and the largest galaxy of our Local Group (which contains Andromeda, our own Milky WAy and Triangulum, plus a few dozen dwarf satellite galaxies. It may […]

August 7th, 2014

The Black hole

We venture back into deep space with today’s wallpaper. This is a stunning artists’ concept of a large black hole and the region around it. The great luminous disk is called the accretion disc, and is formed from all the matter that is in the process of falling into the black hole. It’s spinning because […]

August 6th, 2014

We continue our space adventure with this rather glorious artists’ concept of a future warp-drive starship built by Earth. Since it’s a proposed future starship with a warp drive, of course it bears the name Enterprise. This design was originally created by NASA and is supposed to be capable (if we ever actually build the […]

August 5th, 2014


Our space odyssey continues with this iconic image from NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, the first manned spaceflight around the Moon. The spacecraft’s crew, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell (Commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission) and William Anders became the first men in history to witness the glorious Earthrise; the majestic blue globe of Earth rising […]

August 4th, 2014


We return to a space theme with today’s wallpaper, which is an image taken by the famous Hubble Space Telescope of the distant active galaxy M87. An active galaxy is one with a core that is much brighter than we would expect, and it thought to be caused by a supermassive black hole at the […]

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