The Sun, or the sun? Is it always the newspaper if you capitalise? Anyway, it doesn’t matter: here are tremendous images of our nearest star from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory:

Turn your head on one side and it's like the sun is a droplet that just fell in a pool.

Not sure where it went in this one.

Thanks to HiLobrow, haven’t been there in a while, lots of good stuff as usual (I had been wondering who John Dos Passos was as well, after he appeared in the book list).