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An image for Kingfisher, one of many in the book Universe: Journey into Deep Space, by Mike Goldsmith and myself. It shows a hypothetical planet melting as its parent star swells to become a red giant at the end of its life.
Keywords: star, planet, red giant, volcanism, landscape, exoplanet
Several billion years from now our Sun will become a swollen caricature of itself – a red giant. When that happens the icy moons around the outer planets will warm up. Europa, a satellite of Jupiter which at the present possesses a crust of solid i...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, future, Jupiter, Europa, landscape, Sun, red giant
This is what the Earth may look like when the Sun becomes a red giant. It's similar to Within the Realm of a Dying Sun, but this one shows the planet at an advanced stage, when it has become almost fully molten as a result of the heat of the giant Su...
Keywords: Sun, landscape, Earth, red giant, star, volcanism, future
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
At some point in the future, the Solar System's in for a roasting. And then some. About 6 or 7 billion years from now, the Sun will exhaust its hydrogen supply and swell to become a red giant. Its luminosity will balloon enormously, along with its ra...
Keywords: landscape, red giant, Sun, Earth, future, astronomical art
Planets and Stars Compared
This animation compares the sizes of all the planets in the Solar System, starting with the smallest, Mercury, and increasing in size up until Jupiter. It then goes on comparing the Sun to other, larger stars. The concentric circles which appear towa...
Keywords: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Sun, star, red gi...
Stars come in many sizes and colours, as this diagram for my
Keywords: star, red giant, blue giant, white dwarf, red dwarf, Sun, Proxima