NGC 1309 (Photo Credit: NASA and STScI)My laptop experienced a fatal error yesterday that required a complete mindwipe and restore. Luckily, we have more computers than creatures in our house (even counting the cats), so it didn’t affect my blogging. Twice lucky, I’d just done a backup, so it didn’t affect my sanity. As I sat watching a repeat of last week’s L Word and reinstalling everything, I surfed over to the NASA site to grab an image for my desktop wallpaper. This started me on a roll of looking for other science-related, non-commercial wallpaper, which I now present to you, dear readers, for yourselves or your offspring.

Many of the sites also have online games, downloadable coloring and activity sheets, and much more to educate and entertain. Good for poking around on a rainy day.