Published on April 2nd, 2020 📆 | 2098 Views ⚑0
You asked, we answered: Free wallpapers, plus a subscription update!
Everyone at Ars is truly humbled by your support this week! Late last night, our subscription tracker crossed the 100% mark—and kept on going. We’re going to continue the subscription drive through the weekend, and we’re going to raise our goal by 50% because your support has been amazing.
When we started this drive on Monday, we picked a goal that felt out of reach; we wanted to shoot for the stars. You all have delivered more than we had expected, but the fact remains that each and every new subscription is a bulwark to securing our future at this incredibly trying time.
Thank you sincerely for being a reader!
And now a word from Ars Creative Director Aurich Lawson.
This community never ceases to surprise me. The outpouring of support and love this week has really been something else, I’ve been reading all your comments, and I know I speak for all of us at the Orbiting HQ when I say that I appreciate you all. I wanted to do up something special this morning for this post, and several people have been asking me for a custom wallpaper.
The Moonshark has been a bit of a long running joke at Ars, it started with a gag about water on the moon in the comments of a story. Now, Editor Moonshark has become our mascot and responds to people in the comments. I thought in the spirit of Eric Berger’s post about going back to space, I would do something to illustrate what it might be like if you could don a spacesuit and go to meet the Moonshark in person.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us all these years or is new to the subscriber family. If you’re not a part of it yet—well, there’s no time like the present!
In the meantime, this wallpaper is for everyone, subscriber or not. You can use the download links to grab the size closest to your screen; I exported the most common sizes.