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Birth of the Moon
Witness the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (right) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (left) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a large protoplanet. This image appeared in Ea...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, formation, planetoid, ring, terrestrial planet, planet, accretion...

Chaos and Order
How the Moon formed is something astronomers have been wondering for ages. The best idea is that put forward by Bill Hartmann – an astronomer and fellow space artist – and Donald Davis. They assert that a massive protoplanet slammed into Earth ju...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, planet, terrestrial planet, formation, accretion, impact, protoplan...

Comets Bringing Water
A view of the early Earth and Moon system, still enduring the seemingly endless bombardment of planetesimals and comets that rained down for the first several hundred million years of the pair's existence. It is thought that impacts by icy comets hel...
Keywords: comet, Earth, Moon, impact, water, ocean, protoplanet, planetesimal, planet, ter...

Early Earth
... into Earth orbit. Some of the debris started to rain back down on the planet, but much of it coalesced in orbit to form the Moon. This image shows the Moon just after it had formed as viewed from the surface of the newly reconstructed Earth. Fire st ...
Keywords: Earth, primordial, volcanism, formation, Moon...

Flight of the Eagle
... e, was painted in acrylic, copied from a model I made. The image shows the lunar excursion module coming down to land on the Moon. The crater field is actually based on an Apollo 16 photo of the lunar far side, whereas the Eagle of course landed on t ...
Keywords: crater, Moon, Eagle, traditional art, spacecraft...

Lunar Mining
This artwork depicts a mining operation on the Moon. I created it in Blender. This is a still from an animation....
Keywords: Moon, Earth, lunar, mining, habitation, base, surface, colony...

Lunar Naissance
This one is similar to Chaos and Order. Both show the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (left) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (right) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a la...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, formation, planetoid, ring, accretion...

Once Upon a Time on the Earth
... into Earth orbit. Some of the debris started to rain back down on the planet, but much of it coalesced in orbit to form the Moon. This image shows the Moon just after it had formed as viewed from the surface of the newly reconstructed Earth. Fire st ...
Keywords: Earth, primordial, volcanism, Moon, formation...

Pluto Resonance
The dwarf planet Pluto is host to at least five known moons - Charon, Nix, Kerberos, Styx and Hydra. Research has shown than three of these satellites - Styx, Nix and Hydra - are tied together by a three-body resonance, reminiscent of that which link...
Keywords: Pluto, Charon, dwarf planet, Nature, moon, satellites, Nix, Kerberos, Hydra, Sty...

Pluto Seen From Charon
... t from the Sun. Because Pluto and Charon are tidally locked, they keep the same face towards each other at all times, as the Moon does to the Earth. So if one stood on Charon (or Pluto) the other world would stay fixed in the sky – never setting or ...
Keywords: Pluto, Charon, dwarf planet, landscape, moon, satellite...

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