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]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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

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

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

        1. 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

          1. Me and the Gizmodo…we have history…

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

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

      = dark colors, low contrast, and no sharp transitions

  5. Yo Chris!

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


    – You’re welcome

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

      1. 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

  6. Looks like the ugly Windows 8 tiles. Yuk!

  7. 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

    1. 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…

  8. Chrome to phone…..and Im done!

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