The APOD Wallpaper software automatically updates your Windows desktop wallpaper from the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) web site. The APOD site has cool pictures of stars, nebula, galaxies, space missions, the earth, and planets along with descriptions like those below. Use the APOD WallPaper software to ensure that you don't miss any of the APOD images.
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McCandless and fellow NASA astronaut, Robert Stewart, were the first to experience such an tethered space walk during a Space Shuttle mission in 1984.
Why were the statues on Easter Island built? No one is sure. What is sure is that over 800 large stone statues exist there. The Easter Island statues, stand, on the average, over twice as tall as a person and have over 200 times as much mass. Few specifics are known about the history or meaning of the unusual statues, but many believe that they were created about 500 years ago in the images of local leaders of a lost civilization.
Picture Credit: Stéphane Guisard (Los Cielos de Chile), TWAN
Picture Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester, A. Loll (ASU); Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory)