Dark Menace
An asteroid passing in front of the Sun's disc
Dark Menace
Some asteroids pass so close to the Sun that they must glow red-hot at times. Icarus is one such, named after the ill-fated Greek who used wax to bind bird feathers together to make himself a set of wings – only to fly so close to the Sun that the wax melted and he fell to his death in the Sea of Icarus off the Greek island of Mykonos. Here, a Sun-grazer passes in front of the Sun to create a spectacular solar eclipse in space.

Title: Dark Menace

Category: Solar System

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 1998

Client: Cambridge University Press


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