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European Southern Observatory Cosmic Wallpapers Bring Space to You

By: Gian Verano - Published: • References: eso.org and eso.org
Space has often been called the final frontier, and in this vast expanse, some of the most beautiful sights imaginable can be found: the twinkling of a distant star, the majestic fury of a super nova, the innocence of a galaxy being born -- to appreciate these things first-hand, you would need to have a multi-million dollar telescope. However, if that's a little bit steep, the good folks at the European Southern Observatory bring you the next best thing: cosmic wallpapers.

These high-def cosmic wallpapers are taken through the observatory's state-of-the-art telescopes, so you know they're truly authentic. What's even better is the fact that when you download your cosmic wallpapers, there's a short blurb about the object in the picture -- because hey, there's nothing better than learning when looking at beautiful objects.