NASA’s newly published images of the sun make for the perfect Android wallpaper

The boys at NASA have published some images of the sun that are both breathtaking, and awe inspiring. The images show our sun through a variety of filters used by the Solar Dynamics Observatory to study our yellow sun (as opposed to Superman’s red sun) and its surface behavior. One of the images actually combines all of these filters to form a single picture of the sun, making for a beautiful collage of colors from something we see every day — just never like this.

This collage of solar images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows how observations of the sun in different wavelengths helps highlight different aspects of the sun’s surface and atmosphere. (The collage also includes images from other SDO instruments that display magnetic and Doppler information.)

Why are we telling you guys about this? Well, the high-resolution image (linked below) makes for one wicked cool wallpaper on your Android device. Links to the post from NASA, as well as the image, have been provided below. Science, am I right?

[NASA | High-Res Sun Collage Image | via Gizmodo]

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  • master94

    I wish we had the money to fund NASA. So many dreams dead, now that we are cutting its budget. :(

    • Chris Chavez

      Like the hoverboard. They were making that, right? :/

      • Michael Thompson

        No, Chris. That was in a movie buddy.
        In all seriousness this is an awesome find. Ironic it came from Gizmodo, ech.

        • Chris Chavez

          People hate on ’em a lot, but I find some good stuff on there from time to time. It’s like the equivalent of television, but in website form. :p

          • Michael Thompson

            Me and the Gizmodo…we have history…

        • Bob G

          Gizmodo is a heck of a lot better than the majority of tech-related sites out there.

  • Jakub z Neba

    few seconds after i sat up this pic as my wallpaper i found on pulse widget this article ;)


    Nice find Chris, very cool to share with us all.

    Tried the image as a wallpaper, even resized using WALLPAPER WIZARDRII,but, had to take it down, it was keeping my house lit up in the dark, even w/the phone turned off….. ;)

    Call me boring,but, I usually go for no wallpaper,or,dig up OCEANS HD once in a while.

  • ziplock9000

    If a wallpaper is so clear and well defined that it distracts your from the icons.. Then it’s a poor wallpaper.

    • WoodyGrape

      Icons ?!? You have icons on your home screen???? … amateur

    • Jason Farrell

      Agreed. Wallpapers need to be subtle, and fade into the… wait for it… BACKGROUND :)

      = dark colors, low contrast, and no sharp transitions

  • DavidVarghese

    Yo Chris!

    You gotta use this skin… It’s probably the best Sense skin you can get on the market…

    – You’re welcome

    • Chris Chavez

      GAAAAH! That looks so amazing, but it wont work on the Droid DNA. It has some new version of Sense. Booooo :*(

      • DavidVarghese

        I didn’t know there are other version of Sense 4+ …
        Hit up the XDA for the app and see what’s up… The support is fantastic

  • Sinned66

    Looks like the ugly Windows 8 tiles. Yuk!

  • hemipw54

    NASA sucks, I despise anything NASA. Can’t believe a phone site is promoting the scourge of the Americas. NASA can find lots of things but can’t find its own funding without taking taxpayer money. NASA=losers

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      The Obama Administration just announced its budget proposal for the 2012 fiscal year: The total budget is $3.73 trillion, and $18.7 billion of that will go to funding NASA. But how much are you, personally, contributing to space exploration?

      We did the math, and it turns out that a little more than half a penny of every federal tax dollar ends up at NASA. That means that a family with the median household income ($49,777 according to the U.S. Census Bureau), which pays $6,629 of federal taxes, pays the space agency …


      33 bucks a year? yeah, I don’t have a problem with that…

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    Chrome to phone…..and Im done!