High Definition Wallpapers

September 10th, 2014

The Very Large Array

This image shows us the famous Very Large Array in New Mexico. 27 separate radio telescopes laid out in an enormous Y-shape in the desert Plains of San Augustin. Each one of these dishes is 25 meters in diameter and is capable to observing separate targets. However, for important observations, like in this wallpaper, all […]

Very Large Array
September 9th, 2014

Arecibo Telescope

We take a slightly different turn with our Space theme today: this image is very much down to Earth. It’s the famous 1000 foot radio telescope in Arecibo, Peurto Rico. This is the largest single-aperture telescope in the world and has been gathering vitally useful scientific data for decades now. It’s achieved many firsts: it […]

Arecibo Array
September 8th, 2014

M1, the Crab Nebula

We return to our Space theme today with this stunning image of the Crab Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 1. This is a bright supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus, 6500 light years from Earth. The supernova itself was observed by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD, and this provides us with a nearly unique […]

M1 Crab Nebula
September 7th, 2014

Fleeing Jupiter

Our Space Odyssey goes on with this amazing image from near the end of Odyssey Two; the Monoliths have acted at last, compressing Jupiter until it explodes into a new star. Dave Bowman, now a part of the Monolith, was able to warn the crew of the Leonov, but that had to sacrifice the Discovery, […]

Fleeing Jupiter
September 6th, 2014

Approaching Discovery

We move on from 2001 to 2010, the sequel to the original groundbreaking film. This sequel, which is based on Arthur C Clarke’s second book in the Space Pdyssey series, brings Heywood Floyd out to Jupiter to discover exactly what happenned nine years before. What happenned aboard Dicovery, what made HAL go crazy, where did […]

Approaching Discovery
September 5th, 2014

Approaching the Monolith

Today we have one more wallpaper from 2001 A Space Odyssey. This time it shows the excavation team, led by Doctor Heywood Floyd, surveying the recently excavated Monolith, although know it as TMA-1 (for Tycho Magnetic Anomaly). It’s a historic moment, Man’s first encounter with a confirmed alien artifact. The Monolith is perhaps the epitome […]

The Tycho Monolith
September 4th, 2014

Clavius Base

Whilst we’re on the subject of 2001, we couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful still from the same film. It isn’t strictly a spacecraft but it’s amazing nonetheless. Three astronauts working on the Moon’s surface in the hills around Clavius Base take a short break to watch a transport vessel on it’s way in to land. […]

Clavius Base
September 3rd, 2014

USSS Discovery

No, that isn’t a typo in the title. From Stanley Kubrick and Arthur c Clarke’s seminal science fiction film comes the legendary USSS (United States Space Ship) Discovery, man’s first attempt to probe the secrets of Jupiter and the Monoliths. The ship contained many novel features, from an internal carousel to simulate gravity, to a […]

USSS Discovery
September 2nd, 2014

Battlestars in Combat

Our sci-fi odyssey continues! In this amazing image, we see the Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus ganging up on a lone Cylon Basestar./ With her Raiders decoyed away, the Basestar is virtually helpless against the Colonial guns. You can even see an entire section of one of the Baster’s “arms” has been blown clean off the […]

Battlestars vs Cylons
September 1st, 2014

Enterprise at Warp

We’re back to sci-fi starships with this glorious image of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-D at warp speed, racing to some urgent crisis or desperate emergency. This massive vessel was built for exploration and houses over a thousand people with the finest equipment the Federation can provide. However, she is also a very capable warship, heavily […]

Enterprise-D
August 31st, 2014

The Need for Sleep

Today we’re taking a break from the wonders of sci-fi starships for something a bit more down-to-earth. We return to our Quotes theme with this gem from Frank Underwood, the modern Machiavelli from the hit series House of Cards. This remark comes after he tells the Us President to take a nap in the Oval […]

The Need for Sleep
August 30th, 2014

Atlantis

Following on from yesterday’s great wallpaper of the USS Daedalus in battle, we arrive at the undisputed queen of Stargate spacecraft, the city of Atlantis itself. Yes, that’s right, the city is a starship, protected by a nearly impenetrable dome shield and able to unleash hordes of Ancient drone weapons to savage the City’s enemies. […]

Atlantis
August 29th, 2014

USS Daedalus in Battle

We move on from the Moon to the Pegasus Galaxy, where the USS Daedalus is engaging a Wraith fleet at close range. This image comes from Stargate Atlantis and shows Earth’s second starship fighting against the odds. But the Daedalus has powerful shields and many railguns to fight back with and is clearly holding her […]

Daedalus in Battle
August 28th, 2014

Ready for Launch

Today our sci-fi ship comes from the cult 60′s show, Space: 1999. Whilst the stories were cheesy and the characters wooden, the ships they used were amazing. This image shows us an Eagle transporter being lifted from the hangers to the launch pad ready to take to the heavens. Whether it is surveying planets, rescuing […]

Ready for Launch
August 27th, 2014

The Pegasus

Our sci-fi ships theme continues! This time we have a stunning high-definition wallpaper from Battlestar Galactica, featuring the fearsome Battlestar Pegasus front and centre, with the Galactica and the rest of the Fleet in the background. Larger and more powerful than Galactica, the Pegasus is a new breed of Battlestar, built to destroy the hated […]

The Pegasus
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