Author: Eric Ulises
Eric Ulises is the writer of el50.com (in Spanish), a weblog about design, music, internet and some cool stuff.
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Space wallpapers have something overwhelming, mysterious and somehow enigmatic. They illustrate something which is too far away to be observed and provide us with some insights we wouldn't be able to gain otherwise. In fact, space wallpapers can be extremely beautiful and hence extremely attractive to our eye. And this is a good reason for putting them on the desktop where "cosmic" motifs can serve as a fresh perspective in the tiresome daily routine.
This post presents over 35 space and nebula wallpapers and related resources. Some of the presented wallpapers are real photos, some of them have been created using Photoshop or Illustrator. In either case the result is pretty impressive and definitely worth a look if you are looking for some "cosmic" inspiration out there.
Just to clarify: according to Wikipedia, a nebula (from Latin: "mist") is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas and plasma. It is the first stage of a star's cycle. In these regions the formations of gas, dust and other materials 'clump' together to form larger masses, which attract further matter, and eventually will become big enough to form stars. The remaining materials are then believed to form planets, and other planetary system objects.Read more...