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Wallpapers tagged with 'Scene: Galaxies'.

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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Rumkale by hannanaslan
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Rumkale

August 17th, 2015

Rumkale and the Milky Way.

Adobe Photoshop.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM.

Photo Settings: 15mm, f/2, 30 seconds, ISO 3200.

Map: 37.2722, 37.8380

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Galactic Geometry by ESY
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Galactic Geometry

By ESY
April 20th, 2009

Here is my geometric interpretation of a galaxy and its formation. Created in Cinema 4D.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Milky Way on The Rocks by brennanvisuals
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Milky Way on The Rocks

March 10th, 2015

The Milky Way rises above the hills of Losee Canyon, Utah, USA.

Adobe Lightroom 5, Adobe Photoshop CC.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM.

Photo Settings: 16mm, f/2, 40 seconds, ISO 3200.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Out of this Whirl by NASA Images
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Out of this Whirl

March 14th, 2016

The graceful, winding arms of the majestic spiral galaxy M51 (NGC 5194) appear like a grand spiral staircase sweeping through space. They are actually long lanes of stars and gas laced with dust.

This sharpest-ever image of the Whirlpool Galaxy, taken in January 2005 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, illustrates a spiral galaxy's grand design, from its curving spiral arms, where young stars reside, to its yellowish central core, a home of older stars. The galaxy is nicknamed the Whirlpool because of its swirling structure.

The Whirlpool's most striking feature is its two curving arms, a hallmark of so-called grand-design spiral galaxies. Many spiral galaxies possess numerous, loosely shaped arms which make their spiral structure less pronounced. These arms serve an important purpose in spiral galaxies. They are star-formation factories, compressing hydrogen gas and creating clusters of new stars. In the Whirlpool, the assembly line begins with the dark clouds of gas on the inner edge, then moves to bright pink star-forming regions, and ends with the brilliant blue star clusters along the outer edge.

Some astronomers believe that the Whirlpool's arms are so prominent because of the effects of a close encounter with NGC 5195, the small, yellowish galaxy at the outermost tip of one of the Whirlpool's arms. At first glance, the compact galaxy appears to be tugging on the arm. Hubble's clear view, however, shows that NGC 5195 is passing behind the Whirlpool. The small galaxy has been gliding past the Whirlpool for hundreds of millions of years.

As NGC 5195 drifts by, its gravitational muscle pumps up waves within the Whirlpool's pancake-shaped disk. The waves are like ripples in a pond generated when a rock is thrown in the water. When the waves pass through orbiting gas clouds within the disk, they squeeze the gaseous material along each arm's inner edge. The dark dusty material looks like gathering storm clouds. These dense clouds collapse, creating a wake of star birth, as seen in the bright pink star-forming regions. The largest stars eventually sweep away the dusty cocoons with a torrent of radiation, hurricane-like stellar winds, and shock waves from supernova blasts. Bright blue star clusters emerge from the mayhem, illuminating the Whirlpool's arms like city streetlights.

The Whirlpool is one of astronomy's galactic darlings. Located 31 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), the Whirlpool's beautiful face-on view and closeness to Earth allow astronomers to study a classic spiral galaxy's structure and star-forming processes.

Object Names: Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, NGC 5194/5

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Andromeda by Starkiteckt
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Andromeda

May 4th, 2014

Designed in Photoshop CS6, all my original work. My attempt at painting the Andromeda Galaxy.

Photoshop CS6

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Slice of Fire by Starkiteckt
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Slice of Fire

May 15th, 2014

A spiral galaxy as seen on edge.

Created in Adobe Photoshop CS6 from scratch, no stock images used. One of my first attempts at this, a bit rusty I feel. Let me know what you think!

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