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Wallpapers tagged with 'Scene: Stars'.

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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Pegasus Nebula by Starkiteckt
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Pegasus Nebula

December 6th, 2014

About 30 hours of painting time. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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 Neverwinter Nights by deltron
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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Mustafarian Sunrise by Starkiteckt
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Mustafarian Sunrise

June 2nd, 2014

The planet where Anakin became Darth Vader. A fiery, inhospitable world.

Adobe Photoshop CS6.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Vammervikens at Night by mj0778
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Vammervikens at Night

September 6th, 2014

25 minutes of exposure and aperture at f/2.8.

Adobe Lightroom 5.6.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX.

Photo Settings: f/2, 1500 seconds.

Map: 58.9633, 12.2747

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Atlantis Nexus Nebula by Starkiteckt
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Atlantis Nexus Nebula

July 26th, 2015

Imagine a pool of fire with an ice cube in the center ;).

Painted in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Contact me at [email protected] for licensing details. Higher resolution images available.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Helix Nebula's Iridescent Glory by NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO)
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The Helix Nebula's Iridescent Glory

February 11th, 2016

Planetary nebulae like the Helix are sculpted late in a Sun-like star's life by a torrential gush of gases escaping from the dying star. They have nothing to do with planet formation, but got their name because they look like planetary disks when viewed through a small telescope. With higher magnification, the classic "donut-hole" in the middle of a planetary nebula can be resolved. Based on the nebula's distance of 650 light-years, its angular size corresponds to a huge ring with a diameter of nearly 3 light-years. That's approximately three-quarters of the distance between our Sun and the nearest star.

The Helix Nebula is a popular target of amateur astronomers and can be seen with binoculars as a ghostly, greenish cloud in the constellation Aquarius. Larger amateur telescopes can resolve the ring-shaped nebula, but only the largest ground-based telescopes can resolve the radial streaks. After careful analysis, astronomers concluded the nebula really isn't a bubble, but is a cylinder that happens to be pointed toward Earth.

Credit: NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO).

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!

High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Lookout by fullcirclegfx
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The Lookout

June 21st, 2012

The Lookout is a new sci-fi inspired photo-manipulation created using stock images and Photoshop. I've had this image in my head for a little while and was finally able to create it. Download now for your desktop enjoyment! ;)

Adobe Photoshop CS5.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Lonely Pair by smokex365
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Lonely Pair

December 14th, 2013

A simple space scene I created for a personal wallpaper. It was created in Photoshop CS 5

Adobe Photoshop CS 5

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