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Asteroid Collision
Commissioned for the cover of the prestigious British journal journal Nature, this space image illustrates a story about the large asteroid Vesta being hit by a smaller one, long ago. The impact is thought to have caused Vesta's southern-hemisphere c...
Keywords: asteroid, Vesta, collision, impact...

Disaster!
This is a variation of an illustration done for the UK magazine Frontiers back in 1999. It was to illustrate (if I remember correctly) an article about the dangers of Shuttle missions. The ship was painted on screen, with a mouse, in Photoshop with ...
Keywords: shuttle, Earth, planet, terrestrial planet, impact, collision, spacecraft...

End of an Era
A vast asteroid or comet, 7 miles (10 km) across, slams into the Earth at a speed measured in kilometres per second. It was an event such as this which ended the reign of the dinosaurs and other species some 65 million years ago, the so-called Cretac...
Keywords: asteroid, comet, Earth, Cretaceous, impact, extinction, collision, Paleogene...

Impact Imminent
High above the Earth, an asteroid a few kilometres across enters our planet's atmosphere at a speed of several kilometres per second. At that velocity, it is only a matter of seconds before the asteroid smashes into the surface, vaporising both itsel...
Keywords: Earth, asteroid, impact, collision...

Merging Neutron Stars
Neutron stars merging. Neutron stars are the remnants of stars that have run out of fuel and exploded as supernova, eventually collapsing into a superdense core. A typical neutron star has a mass of between 1.3 and 2.1 solar masses but measures only ...
Keywords: star, collision, neutron star, binary star...

Space Animation Showreel
This short video offers a brief glimpse at around 15 of my astronomy animations, most of which can be found in their entirety elsewhere on my YouTube channel....
Keywords: ... s giant, terrestrial planet, supernova, collision, black hole, Titan, Triton, ge ...

Sun Eater
This 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 int...
Keywords: Sun, white dwarf, collision...

The Big Splash
This short film charts the story of the Earth's single natural satellite - the Moon. The most widely accepted theory is that, shortly after it formed, the proto-Earth was struck at an oblique angle by another protoplanet, roughly the size of Mars. As...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, Theia, formation, birth, animation, impact, collision...

Binary Black Hole Merger
... 6, gravitational waves were detected for the first time, 100 years after Einstein's prediction. The waves emanated from the collision of two black holes, of 36 and 29 solar masses, some 1.3 billion light years away. The waves were extremely faint by ...
Keywords: black hole, binary, gravitational waves...

Gravitational Waves
... February 2016, gravitational waves were finally detected, 100 years after Einstein's prediction. The waves emanated from the collision of two black holes, of 36 and 29 solar masses, some 1.3 billion light years away. The waves were extremely faint by ...
Keywords: black hole, gravity, gravitational, wave, spiral, colliding, relativity...

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