Make These Stunning Space Photos Your Desktop Wallpaper
The most incredible imagery of space isn't necessarily the latest video to come from astronauts aboard the International Space Station, though that is also mesmerizing. To celebrate the recent 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA took a look back at one of its most breathtaking photos, the "Pillars of Creation." The photo was first captured in 1995 and shows three massive cold gas columns taking on incredible colors thanks to the ultraviolet light of young stars in the Eagle Nebula. (The Hubble is actually revisiting the spot to capture a sharper and wider view than ever before.)
Does the scene look familiar? This space setting has appeared everywhere from postage stamps to movies. Of course, we think the beautiful picture would make the perfect desktop wallpaper. It's not the only mind-blowing photo from the Hubble Telescope (which first went into orbit in 1990 and still operates today) that you can download right this second. These 12 pictures may look like they're straight from a movie, but the glorious part is that they're 100 percent real. See the stunners now, and don't be surprised when you feel like a teeny, tiny human.