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Wallpaper Details: Helix Nebula

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Helix Nebula by tectonix
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Helix Nebula

March 5th, 2008

This image was created in photoshop and is based on public domain images of the Helix Nebula and Carina Nebula taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

From HubbleSite.org: Helix Nebula, Carina Nebula

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astronomy » blue » digital composition » helix nebula » hubble space telescope » nature » nebula » red » space » yellow »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 6 years, 6 months ago
This is A W E S O M E ! !

Thanks alot tectonix for new favorite wallpaper.
Keep 'em coming.
Would love to see more art like that but with lesser centralization.
Posted By: SgtDecimal
about 6 years, 6 months ago
Wow! very nice would like to see more like this :)
Posted By: bbobjoe
about 6 years, 6 months ago
That is just crazy! It looks like an eye looking at me. It is also very beautiful. The colors have a great contrast form the blue that is in the middle to the orange red colors and the blue purple on the outside. I also like how you can see different stars and galaxies throughout the image. Keep up the great work.
Posted By: illiterate.retard from gmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Haha, and to believe I talk to the one who made this, every morning and night.
Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Right on illiterate. I would love to see Horse Nebulae or similar color shots of space mixed like this. Here is an idea...how about mixing color picture with X-ray picture etc.? It might work.
Posted By: emitro from hotmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
SORRY IM A NEWB!!!!! how do i make this my background!!!
Posted By: bbobjoe
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@ illiterate & Repent: Thats right!

@ emirto: Under the picture is a drop down box, select your screen size (if you don't know what size it is there is a link to find out on the main wallpaper page, click "Wallpaper" at the top of this page, right under date posted it says "resolution" a pop up will tell you). Select your screen size then click the download link. The picture will come up in your browser. In Windows right click and select "set as desktop background" or on Mac I think you can control click the picture and do the same. If that does not make since check out this faq page <a href="http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/faq.php">http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/faq.php</a>. The link is also near the top of the page "faq / how-to".
Posted By: hyd70p0n1c from gmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
BEST WALLPAPER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: fragydig529
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Check out the "Hourglass Nebula", I swear, it looks just like the eye of God!
Posted By: gerry.hawkins from ttu.edu
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Its things like these that really make me realize how unimportant my troubles are. The Universe is very humbling.
Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@Emitro...

You can download all the pics of your resolution you'd like to one folder that you usually download to, then, copy all of them (if you know how) and paste them all in your C:Windows/web/Wallpaper directory. This way when you right click on your Desktop it will bring up menu with choice of "Properties"--there choose "Desktop" and pick the wallpaper of your choice and "Apply" it to enable it. Make sure to choose "Stretch" option if you are using resolution of a picture that matches not your screen's resolution. If you still have questions please let me know. To copy and paste bunch of things in a directory click on one item and press CTRL button and A button and it will select the whole thing--then you can paste it into above mentioned directory in Windows (sometimes it's in D: drive.)
Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@fragydig...
I did look at "Hourglass Nebula" and it does look like an eye. The eye is associated with face to face examination from which you cannot escape being a liar so you have to be true face to face like you would be in the face of God being true as to the acknowledging of your sins and being humble. From the vast expanse of the far reaches of space to the Mitochondria of your cell God is calling out to you to repent of your sins and to be honest in your search for everlasting absolute Truth. Face God now or face God later...Be with Him or against Him. Accept God and He will accept you...deny God and He will deny you.
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: jwervel16 from hotmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
REPENT_OF_SIN, no offense to your beliefs, but somehow I doubt fragydig was being literal...!
Posted By: karan
about 6 years, 5 months ago
not so good. It has too many colours and the background isn't black.
Posted By: bd.reilly from gmail.com
about 6 years, 4 months ago
The colours are a bit different, but it reminds me of the Eye of Jupiter from Battlestar Galactica.
Posted By: shrivats
about 3 years, 4 months ago
I like this a lot ! Great work. I like the colors and their vibrations. Thank you !

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