The Arecibo Observatory from the 8th issue of the Astrobiology Graphic History series.

Digital Backgrounds

Check out the collection of astrobiology digital backgrounds!

Below you find a collection of digital backgrounds and wallpapers available from the NASA Astrobiology Program. Download them for your computers, phones, or videoconferences today and celebrate your interest in the origin and evolution of life on Earth and the potential for life in the Universe!


Astrobiology Issue #8: Mission Medley

A medley of missions from the Issue 8 of Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe.
A medley of missions from the Issue 8 of Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology/ Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Mission to Mars Medley digital background from the NASA Astrobiology Program. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)


Mars Sample Return

A medley of missions from the Issue 8 of Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe.
A medley of missions from the Issue 8 of Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology/ Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Mars Sample Return digital background from the NASA Astrobiology Program. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)


Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico.

The Arecibo Observatory from the 8th issue of the Astrobiology Graphic History series.
The Arecibo Observatory from the 8th issue of the Astrobiology Graphic History series. Also known as the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center and formerly known as the Arecibo Ionosphere Observatory, is an observatory in Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, Puerto Rico owned by the US National Science Foundation.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology/ Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Arecibo Observatory digital background from the NASA Astrobiology Program. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)


Astrobiology Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures (LAB) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center from the 8th issue of the Astrobiology Graphic History series.
The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures (LAB) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center from the 8th issue of the Astrobiology Graphic History series.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology/ Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Astrobiology Lab digital background from the NASA Astrobiology Program. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)


Earth Day: Celebrating the Earth and its Biosphere

Celebrate Earth Day with this digital background. Earth is the only planet yet known to host biology. Astrobiologists study the Earth and its biosphere in order to understand the potential for life beyond our planet.
Celebrate Earth Day with this digital background. Earth is the only planet yet known to host biology. Astrobiologists study the Earth and its biosphere in order to understand the potential for life beyond our planet.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology.

Click here to download the Earth Day digital background from the NASA Astrobiology Program. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)


Alvin – The Deep Ocean Submersible Explorer

With the discovery of hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, Alvin helped change theories of habitability in the Solar System.
Alvin is a crewed deep-ocean research submersible that in 1977, was used to explore the ocean floor near the Galapagos Islands and identified hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the sea for the first time. The finding showed us that deep ocean environments could be habitats for life on worlds far from the energy of the Sun. Suddenly, subsurface oceans on icy worlds in the outer Solar System became a focus of astrobiology research. Icy moons like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus are now prime targets for astrobiology exploration.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology / Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Alvin digital background. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)
Click here to download the portrait image of Alvin. (Phone Wallpaper)


Kepler – Eyes on Exoplanets

Artist illustration of NASA's Kepler Mission. Kepler was a space observatory designed to survey a specific portion of our region of the Milky Way galaxy. An important part of Kepler’s work was the identification of Earth-size planets around distant stars.
NASA’s powerful Kepler space observatory was designed to survey a specific portion of our region of the Milky Way galaxy. An important part of Kepler’s work was the identification of Earth-size planets around distant stars. Kepler left a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries, paving the way for future scientific efforts and the search for life beyond the Solar System.Image credit: NASA Astrobiology / Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Kepler digital background. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)
Click here to download the portrait image of Kepler. (Phone Wallpaper)


Perseverance and Ingenuity

Artist illustration of the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.
NASA’s Perseverance rover is exploring the surface of Mars. The robotic astrobiologist will be looking for signatures of ancient life while collecting samples that will be returned to Earth by a future Mars Sample Return mission. Perseverance is joined by its sidekick Ingenuity, a helicopter that performed the first powered flight on another planet!Image credit: NASA Astrobiology / Aaron Gronstal.

Click here to download the Perseverance and Ingenuity digital background. (Desktop Wallpaper, Videoconference Background)
Click here to download the portrait image of Perseverance and Ingenuity. (Phone Wallpaper)