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10 Cool Solar System Sights
This short film is a compilation of ten cool things to witness in the Solar System.
1. A flight over the surface of Pluto, with Charon,
its largest moon, hugging the horizon. 2. Surveying the mysterious, pinkish landscape
of Neptune's moon Triton, wi...
... Neptune, Uranus, rings, Mars, volcano, surface
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, hav...
blue giant, star, landscape, exoplanet, surface...
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...
Flight Over Titan's Lakes
... phere (of molecular nitrogen, as on Earth), but it is far, far colder than even
our Antarctica, at -180 degrees Celsius. Its surface
is primarily rock and water ice - and it is the only world aside from Earth on which
stable bodies of liquid have bee ...
Titan, Saturn, landscape, planet, animation, spacecraft, surface...
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,
An animation featuring a flight over the surface of
Pluto. I have used colours based on HST imagery - yellows, dark browns/blacks, greys
and whites. Snow may or may not exist on Pluto, and in any case may not look like in
this depiction, but it's fun...
Pluto, Charon, surface, landscape, animation, dwarf
Proxima Centauri b – Flyover
... bits in its star's habitable zone - theoretically, a region surrounding a star
within which liquid water can exist on an the surface of orbiting body. Here’s my take on it. I've
included an atmosphere but no water. To the left of Proxima is Alpha ...
... ma, star, exoplanet, planet, animation, surface,
Space Travel Poster - 55 Cancri F
... , one of them called 55 Cancri F. In a commission for Sky at Night magazine, I
was asked to picture the planet seen from the surface of an imaginary satellite whose landscape was lush
with vegetation. One of the specifics was that the vegetation nee ...
... pe, planet, satellite, exoplanet, ring, surface
Space Travel Poster - 70 Virginis B
... ginis B, one of the first exoplanets that astronomers ever discovered, in the
mid-1990s. I have imagined it as seen from the surface of an idyllic Earth-like moon, lush with
vegetation – a veritable 'new home from home'! ...
... tellite, plants, tree, exoplanet, ring, surface
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Space Travel Poster – Titan
... Saturn, and the only known natural satellite with a substantial atmosphere.
Lakes of hydrocarbons have been detected on the surface. Their principle component (75%) is ethane, but
methane (10%), propane, hydrogen cyanide and butane are also present. ...
Titan, space travel poster, landscape, planet, satellite, ring, Saturn, surface...