Top Ten Most Striking Background Images

What is the most stunning thing to have as a background image? Add and vote below.

The Top Ten

1 A Supernova A Supernova

The Spitzer Telescope has some of the greatest of these images. I have one as my laptop desktop wallpaper; very striking. - PositronWildhawk

2 A Spiral Galaxy A Spiral Galaxy

Yeah, the brightest spot of the spiral galaxy (that is near the centre) is believed to have a black hole in it, its gravity causing space time distortion, which makes the galaxy look as it is. - Kiteretsunu

Zoom in on the black hole real-time. That would be awesome; no doubt. - PositronWildhawk

3 A Waterfall

Seeing water pour from the top of a cliff with a rainbow curving from it is a magnificent sight. - PositronWildhawk

4 A Red Sunset

Glowing against the snowy grass. Wow. - PositronWildhawk

I love this, but it gotta be natural! - HezarioSeth

5 A Solar Prominence

How I wish I could see this without having to buy a solar satellite. They're beautiful. - PositronWildhawk

6 A Glacier
7 An Ocean Wave

Have you seen these from underneath? Pretty spectacular. - PositronWildhawk

Just look at the old Hawaii Five-O intro. Classic, especially that wave in the beginning. - PetSounds

8 Jupiter

"That amazing planet" as you so called it will one day be the cause of the Earth's destruction. Ever heard of the Jupiter Menace? It's not sci-fi, it's sci-fact. Take a look at the weather pattens over the years. Jupiter will at some point knock the beautiful blue planet that is Earth off her axis. It's already too close for comfort... - Britgirl

I hope there is life on Europa. Because if so, they can look up at that amazing planet every morning. - PositronWildhawk

When I went to Astrocamp my favorite thing was looking through a very high powered telescope at Jupiter. I could even see the ring four moons and the colors of the stripes. I think it would make a very lovely background. - happyhappyjoyjoy

9 A Volcano Spewing Lava

Nature's beauty, but it can kill... - ethanmeinster

10 Ball Lightning

The Contenders

11 Clouds Viewed From a Plane Window
12 Album Covers
13 A Road Covered With Leaves No Step Has Trodden Black
14 A Beautiful Girl

I just like to have a smiling lovely girl on the background to have a peek on.

15 A Luxury Car
16 Your National Flag

The striking red, white and blue of the Great British flag, definitely! One of, if not, the most recognised flag in the world. - Britgirl

17 Blue Moon
18 Northern Lights
19 A Pileated Woodpecker
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