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Wallpapers tagged with 'Scene: Astronomy'.

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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Trion by Starkiteckt
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Trion

July 4th, 2014

A boggy planet full of swamps and moisture.

Designed in Photoshop CS6.

Texture credit: http://www.shadedrelief.com/natural3/pages/clouds.html

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Twilight by adam kuhlman
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Twilight

June 24th, 2014

I shot this interesting composition while trying to photograph the sunset around Red Mountain in Arizona. The sunset ended up being boring, so I decided to try and shoot the Moon in a way most people aren't used to seeing it. Enjoy!

Adobe Lightroom 5.

Sony SLT-A58, Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II.

Photo Settings: 200mm, f/8, 1/100 second, ISO 100.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Colorful Masterpiece by NASA, ESA, T. Megeath (University of Toledo) and M. Robberto (STScI)
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Colorful Masterpiece

February 8th, 2016

The magnificent masterpiece shows the Orion nebula in an explosion of infrared, ultraviolet and visible-light colors. It was "painted" by hundreds of baby stars on a canvas of gas and dust, with intense ultraviolet light and strong stellar winds as brushes.

At the heart of the artwork is a set of four monstrously massive stars, collectively called the Trapezium. These behemoths are approximately 100,000 times brighter than our sun. Their community can be identified as the yellow smudge near the center of the composite.

The swirls of green were revealed by Hubble's ultraviolet and visible-light detectors. They are hydrogen and sulfur gases heated by intense ultraviolet radiation from the Trapezium's stars.

Wisps of red, also detected by Spitzer, indicate infrared light from illuminated clouds containing carbon-rich molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. On Earth, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are found on burnt toast and in automobile exhaust.

Additional stars in Orion are sprinkled throughout the image in a rainbow of colors. Spitzer exposed infant stars deeply embedded in a cocoon of dust and gas (orange-yellow dots). Hubble found less embedded stars (specks of green) and stars in the foreground (blue). Stellar winds from clusters of newborn stars scattered throughout the cloud etched all of the well-defined ridges and cavities.

This image is a false-color composite, in which light detected at wavelengths of 0.43, 0.50, and 0.53 microns is blue. Light with wavelengths of 0.6, 0.65, and 0.91 microns is green. Light of 3.6 microns is orange, and 8-micron light is red.

Credit: NASA, ESA, T. Megeath (University of Toledo) and M. Robberto (STScI)

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Vyoletz Nebula by Starkiteckt
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Vyoletz Nebula

December 1st, 2014

Painted from scratch in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Think of a garden of... violets :D

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 The Rich Color Variations of Pluto by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
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The Rich Color Variations of Pluto

January 26th, 2016

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Pluto's surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many landforms have their own distinct colors, telling a complex geological and climatological story that scientists have only just begun to decode. The image resolves details and colors on scales as small as 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers).

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

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 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 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 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.

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