The Visible Universe (now with live updating)

...or considering the billions of years that this light takes to travel in allowing us to get these stagering shots, it's a just bit slower than "live". Definitely go full screen on this one. Controls are listed when you right click.

Bonus: the most in depth single photograph of, well, everything.
I guess it's good enough to adorn your desktop.

Or maybe this high rez capture of the Andromeda galaxy, courtesy of NASA's Swift satellite. It's more laptop shaped anyway.

Andromeda Galaxy
More on Hubble Ultra Deep Field
More on M31
Interactive Ultra Deep Field Photographs (thanks NASA/ESA/Steve Beckwith)

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