More stunning astrophotography

The Orion Nebula, as seen from the Hubble Space TelescopeSometimes I wonder if the whole point of the Hubble Telescope isn't to give science and astronomy some good marketing through the production of desktop backgrounds. Click here for January 19th's "Astronomy Picture of the Day," and then in THAT article click on the image for the full-sized version.

I've got the large version set as the background on my primary computer, and it's gorgeous. I got a little tired of looking at the burning duck (a desktop I did for my advertising customers this summer) and God is a better artist than I am besides.