An Article from Aaron's Article ArchiveThe Orion Nebula and the Center of the Galaxy Desktop Wallpapers from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes
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The Orion Nebula and the Center of the Galaxy Desktop Wallpapers from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes
Thursday, 12 January 2006 2:37 PM MST
I came across this stunning high resolution image of the Orion Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope at the www.hubblesite.org web site this morning. So I downloaded the highest resolution version I could find, then trimmed it to fit a 1920x1200 computer desktop.
Yeah, I admit it, I love my Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24" LCD monitor. The image looks wonderful on it.
A few days later (I'm writing this paragraph on the 14th of January), I ran into another gorgeous high resolution image, this one of the center of the galaxy. I trimmed it to 1920x1200 to try it out too.
Because the source images for these are in the public domain (see the hubblesite.org copyright page and the Spitzer Space Telescope Image Use Policy for more information), they can be freely distributed and derivitave works can be freely created.
To view or download the full-sized widescreen 1920x1200 desktop wallpaper images, click or right-click on the following links:
On 29-Dec-2011 at 2:30 AM, 'Damian' posed "a question":
who is the old man on the orion nebula's photo?Aaron responded on Thu, 29 Dec. 2011:
Are you talking about this old man? (Related 'blog post) If so, good question. Is it Santa Clause, exhausted after yet another Christmas delivery trip? Who knows.
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