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Exoplanet Gliese 677B
Gliese 677 is a triple star system in Scorpius, some 22 light-years from Earth. The two central stars, 677A and 677B, orbit each other with a separation of around 12 astronomical units. Meanwhile, a third star, 677C, orbits this central pair much fur...
Keywords: Gliese 677, star, satellite, planet, exoplanet, red dwarf, landscape
This illustration shows a hypothetical, Saturn-like gas giant planet (an exoplanet) viewed from a surface of one of its satellites. Another satellite is seen in the sky. The planet is eclipsing its parent star, which is lighting up its atmosphere lik...
Keywords: exoplanet, eclipse, satellite, landscape, star, ring, space art
Planet of Kepler-35
Kepler-35 is a binary star system, around which astronomers have found a so-called transiting circumbinary exoplanet, Kepler-35b. That is, a planet which orbits both stars as if they were one. This image imagines the view from the surface of a moon o...
Keywords: Kepler, planet, binary, star, exoplanet
Proxima is the nearest star to the Sun. It is a dim red dwarf, smaller than our Sun and a great deal fainter. Here we see it from Proxima b, a recently discovered exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf. To the right you can also make out Alpha Centauri, wh...
Keywords: landscape, red dwarf, star, exoplanet, Proxima
And the Sky Full of Stars
This image shows the view from a planet on the outskirts of a globular cluster such as 47 Tucanae. These are vast assemblages of up to a million ageing stars. If our Solar System could move to a more attractive lot of celestial real estate, such as t...
Keywords: landscape, cluster, globular cluster, star, exoplanet
This is the view from a planet in a close orbit around a magnetic flare star. These stars have such gigantic episodes of magnetic activity that they must have huge starspots, some of which have actually been imaged. Life on a nearby planet would be i...
Keywords: flare, star, magnetic, starspot, landscape, aurora, exoplanet, planet
Barred Spiral NGC 1365
This illustration was commissioned for one of my recent books,
Keywords: galaxy, barred spiral, planet, exoplanet
In this image I imagine an Earth-like world in orbit around not a single star but a close binary. What beautiful sunsets could be witnessed from this world. In the sky I have added a giant satellite, its night side illuminated by cities, betraying in...
Keywords: exoplanet, terrestrial planet, planet, water, ocean, binary star, star, satellit...
Blue Giant Star
This classic space art example was commissioned for one of my recent books,
Keywords: blue giant, star, landscape, exoplanet
Blues for a Dead World
Here you have an impression of a high-mass x-ray binary (HMXB), in which a blue giant (right) orbits a compact object such as a neutron star or black hole. The blue giant has a powerful stellar wind, shown radiating outwards here. Some of this materi...
Keywords: x-ray binary, landscape, blue giant, star, black hole, neutron star, stellar win...