You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

The iPhone Set 01: Bodies of Major Interest

The iPhone Set 01: Bodies of Major Interest

If I am going to keep making these things… I’d be a fool to not include a set for the Apple iPhone. Coincidentally, when you purchase your iPhone and do not yet have a phone service, the phone displays a full-disc image of the Earth pretty much displayed exactly as these do when uploaded to your iPhone. So in the spirit of continuity, you can now opt instead to have Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon (Luna), Mars, Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Saturn, Enceladus, Titan, Iapetus, Hyperion, Uranus, Miranda, Neptune or Triton grace your screen instead of the default Earth.

The easiest way to install wallpapers to your iPhone is to make a special set in iPhoto and simply drag all the files to that folder. Then in iTunes have your iPhone sync that folder to your photos collection. After that it is as simple as opening the “Photos” area of your iPhone. Go to your new folder of images and open whichever image you want. Then tap on the image just once and assign it as a wallpaper using the “Use as Wallpaper” button in the lower left corner of the screen.

If you have a PC I have no idea in hell how the hell you get images into your iPhone. I would buy a Mac… you have an iPhone and use iTunes… you are half-way there.

For a version of these with no graphics see this link.

6 Responses to “The iPhone Set 01: Bodies of Major Interest”

  1. alan Says:


    For those that liked these images but didn’t like the extra visual stuff, I photoshopped them out and put up a zip here:

    It includes all of the ones above other than Saturn, because that would have taken too much time.

    I hope you don’t mind, Regan. If you do, just delete this comment and I won’t post the link up for download elsewhere.


  2. thomas Says:

    you know, i get asked the same thing about the wallpapers sometimes… but i do this site as a graphic designer as well. so, i think it is a legitimate desire by some people to get the stuff unadulterated, but i don’t want to also make 3 different versions for 3 monitor sizes, 1 version for iphones, and then another set of each for plain no graphic versions. it would just be too much.

    so no problem if you want to host that. i’ll check them out and link to it in the actual post as well.

  3. thomas Says:

    oh, and i am not Regan… Ian Regan compiled the Saturn image and wanderingspace extended the rings. wanderingspace is not Regan.

  4. alan Says:

    Sorry, I had to move the file I was hosting (the version without the graphics) to here:

    Sorry for the inconvenience

  5. graphic tuning Says:

    You have some great stuff on your blog. Your insight and expertise would be a welcome addition to our new community, i hope you will consider joining :-) and thanks for sharing!

  6. Flo Says:

    how about an update of this set for the new generation of smartphones with higher (HD) resolution?

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