Molten Planet
View from the surface of a protoplanet in formation
Molten Planet
An illustration showing a primitive terrestrial planet, more properly called a protoplanet, in the process of formation. We view the newborn world from its troubled surface, and a whole host of similar worlds is visible in the sky before us. This image appeared in Earth: The Life of a Planet, by Mike Goldsmith and myself.

Title: Molten Planet

Category: Solar System

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2011

Client: Kingfisher


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