11 matches found for search term collision, exact phrase.
Displaying page 1 of 2:
Next Page >>
Displaying page 1 of 2:
Commissioned for the cover of the prestigious British journal journal Nature, this 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 crater....
Keywords: asteroid, Vesta, collision, impact
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
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: Sun, planet, animation, asteroid, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, ice giant, ga...
A vast asteroid, 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, ending the Cretaceous period ...
Keywords: asteroid, Earth, impact, Cretaceous, collision, Paleogene, extinction
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
Binary Black Hole Merger
Illustration of two black holes orbiting each other in a combined accretion disc. Eventually the black holes will merge, an event that will produce gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of...
Keywords: black hole, binary, gravitational waves
Illustration of two black holes orbiting each other, emitting gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Gravity is the distortion of spacetime by mass, and changes in this distortion travel ...
Keywords: black hole, gravity, gravitational, wave, spiral, colliding, relativity