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Juno at Jupiter
Animation of NASA's Juno spacecraft arriving at
Jupiter and examining the planet from a polar orbit. Juno was launched in 2011 on a
five-year flight to Jupiter. Unlike previous Jupiter missions, it uses solar panels
(three arrays seen here). Previous...
Juno, Jupiter, planet, gas giant, spacecraft,
animation, astronomical art...
New Horizons at Arrokoth
Artwork of the binary Kuiper-belt object Arrokoth (formerly MU69 or Ultima Thule).
This astronomical body is the most distant object visited by human spacecraft, with the flyby of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft taking place on 1 January 2019. It is ...
Kuiper belt, binary, Arrokoth, New Horizons, Sun, spacecraft...
New Horizons Probe
The New Horizons mission launched from Earth on 19 January 2006 and will arrive at
Pluto in July 2015. It will spend 15 months studying this dwarf planet. Pluto
(bottom), some 6 billion kilometres from the Sun, has never before been visited by a
Pluto, Charon, dwarf planet, mission, NASA, probe, spacecraft, New Horizons...
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 ...
shuttle, Earth, planet, terrestrial planet, impact, collision, spacecraft...
Flight of the Eagle
This is my first go at soft pastels (not oil pastels) in about 18 years. The
background crater field is almost entirely black and white pastel on grey card, but I
added some highlights with a white coloured pencil. The ship, meanwhile, was painted
crater, Moon, Eagle, traditional art, spacecraft...
Flight Over Titan's Lakes
This computer animation gives us a glimpse of one of the Solar System's largest
natural satellites - Titan, the biggest moon of Saturn. Titan, which is 50% bigger
than our own Moon, was the subject of the Huygens probe in 2005, glimpsed at the end
Titan, Saturn, landscape, planet, animation, spacecraft, surface...
This is a solar sail, as in Rendezvous Halley, but this time having a square design.
Solar sails are gigantic sheets of highly reflective but wafer-thin material. They
intercept photons – particles of light – from the Sun, and the pressure from t...
light sail, Jupiter, Europa, solar sail, gas giant, planet, spacecraft, future...
The Quiet Sea
This is an impression of the Huygens probe, which touched down on Titan on 14 January
2005. Saturn is shown nearly full (as it appeared when the probe got there) but with
a substantial shadow of the ring system on it cast by the Sun. A bit of artisti...
Saturn, Cassini, Huygens, satellite, landscape, Titan, probe, spacecraft, clouds...
A spaceship approaches Titan, Saturn's largest moon, at some time in the future.
Saturn looms in the background. I did the ship from scratch in Photoshop, literally
drew it line by line and then coloured it in. Takes ages, but I think the results
Titan, Saturn, probe, spacecraft, future, gas giant,
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Ice Geysers on Triton
This is a computer animation of cryovolcanism of Triton, the largest moon of Neptune.
These icy geysers were observed by the Voyager 2 spacecraft - or rather, the spacecraft photographed the long stains that these
features left on the landscape. It i...
planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, geyser, satellite, ice giant...