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Sun Eater

T his was a commission for the November 2002 Scientific American. They wanted me to illustrate what would happen if a white dwarf, tiny and dense, collided with our Sun. As the white dwarf approaches, its tidal pull on the Sun stretches the latter into an egg-like shape. I have exaggerated the stretching here very slightly for artistic purposes.

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Name: Sun Eater

Category: Solar System

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2002

Client: Scientific American

Tags: Sun collision white dwarf