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Desktop Background from Nasa APOD

A background image grabber for GNOME from nasa's image of the day site

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This app will fetch the latest image from nasapod, and create a background image from it with a description box for a gnome desktop. Read file for configurations and instructions! Python script.

Now working with Ubuntu 12.04 and prior

Desktop Background from Nasa APOD Web Site


  • Get the latest picture of the day from Nasa astrophotography of the day and set it as your desktop background image automatically.
  • Original image proportions are maintained to the new one.
  • Get the description from nasa's site for this image and add this description in a textbox. Or you can select to only display the picture!
  • Highly customizable.
  • Could only display image, without text if you set variable "GET_IMAGE_ONLY = True".
  • For Gnome Desktop only (for now). Source code in Python.
  • Tested for many months on Ubuntu 12.04 without a problem so far!


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