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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...
exoplanet, eclipse, satellite, landscape, star,
ring, space art, surface...
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft
This is an artwork of the Transiting Exoplanet
Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS was launched by NASA in April 2018, the successor to
Kepler. It has a two-year mission, during which it will be hunting for extrasolar
planets transiting their stars. It is ...
TESS, spacecraft, hardware, Earth, exoplanet...
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...
Kepler, planet, binary, star, exoplanet, surface,
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...
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
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
flare, star, magnetic, starspot, landscape, aurora, exoplanet, planet...
Barred Spiral NGC 1365
This illustration was commissioned for one of my recent books, Cosmic Menagerie: A
Visual Journey Through the Universe. It is an impression of the barred spiral galaxy
NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral. It lies about 56 million light-ye...
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...
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, Cosmic
Menagerie: A Visual Journey Through the Universe. It imagines the view from the
surface of a rocky world orbiting a blue giant star. These, such as Rigel in Orion,
blue giant, star, landscape, exoplanet, surface...
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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...
... neutron star, stellar wind, accretion, exoplanet, binary star, HMXB ...