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Extrasolar Eclipse
... satellite is seen in the sky. The planet is eclipsing its parent star, which is lighting up its atmosphere like a bright red ring, producing an eerie light that stains the barren, rock-strewn landscape. ...
Keywords: exoplanet, eclipse, satellite, landscape, star, ring, space art, surface...

Lunar Naissance
This one is similar to Chaos and Order. Both show the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (left) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (right) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a la...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, formation, planetoid, ring, accretion...

M87 Black Hole
... of charged particles, however, moving at a sizeable fraction of the speed of light, are clearly visible. Also visible is the ring of stars around the edges of the accretion disc (red), which have been gravitationally lensed. ...
Keywords: ... tion, jet, general relativity, einstein ring, gravity, gravitational lens, exopl ...

Within the Rings of Saturn
In this clip, we view the planet Saturn from a distance, before diving towards its equatorial plane and into its glorious ring system. The ring particles are made almost entirely of water ice – which is why they are so bright – and range in size ...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Saturn, ring, animation...

Earth-like Moon
This is a purely imaginary gas giant planet (green) shown with an Earth-like moon orbiting in close attendance. It is not yet known if habitable moons such as this can actually exist, though....
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, Earth-like, gas giant, habitable, ring...

Formation of Ring Systems
This short film examines the chief process thought to lead to the formation of planetary ring systems....
Keywords: planet, rings, formation, birth, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune...

Gliese 876
Located some 15 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, Gliese 876 is a red dwarf star with a planetary system around it. All of the four known planets, which are giants, orbit the central star very closely, at a distance inside or compara...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, Gliese 876, ring, red dwarf, gas giant, star, star...

Ice Geyser on Triton
When the Voyager 2 probe flew past Neptune (top) in August 1989, it also imaged its largest moon Triton. The pictures showed that although Triton's surface is the coldest in the known Solar System at -240 Celsius (-400 Fahrenheit), it is still volcan...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, geyser, satellite, ice giant, rin...

Ringleader
Welcome to my hypothetical planet, Ringleader, one of my earlier attempts at astronomical art. Like Uranus in our own Solar System, it's tipped over so that its rings are are nearly perpendicular to the plane in which it orbits. Here you have a view ...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, ring, landscape, traditional art, surface...

Saturn's Rings
We hover above the equatorial plane of Saturn in this artistic impression, the spectacular rings illuminated by the distant Sun. The rings are made of countless icy fragments, mostly small but some as large as a house. It is their icy coverings that ...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Saturn, ring, Sun...

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