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9 matches found for search term volcanism, exact phrase.

Dying World
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, surface...

Early Earth
We're going back several billion years here. The planet Earth had already started to form, when it was hit by a gigantic protoplanet roughly three times the mass of present-day Mars. As a result, debris was blown into Earth orbit. Some of the debris ...
Keywords: Earth, primordial, volcanism, formation, Moon...

Krakatau
This is the famous volcanic Indonesian island Krakatau (or Krakatoa) that exploded in 1883, shown as it might have appeared from high altitude. An image for the children's book Insiders: Volcanoes and Earthquakes....
Keywords: volcanism, Krakatau, Krakatoa, water ocean, Earth...

Meltdown
The Sun as a red giant. Earth begins to melt as the red-giant Sun swells and approaches our planet’s orbit. Eventually the melting may penetrate throughout Earth’s crust, leaving the planet molten from surface to core. The fate of the Earth is un...
Keywords: Sun, landscape, Earth, red giant, star, volcanism, future...

Once Upon a Time on the Earth
We're going back several billion years here. The planet Earth had already started to form, when it was hit by a gigantic protoplanet roughly three times the mass of present-day Mars. As a result, debris was blown into Earth orbit. Some of the debris ...
Keywords: Earth, primordial, volcanism, Moon, formation...

Primordial Earth Animation
An animation of the primitive Earth in the process of formation. We view the newborn world from its troubled surface – a sea of lava dotted with volcanoes spewing more lava, ash and smoke into the atmosphere. Meteorites fall frequently, illuminatin...
Keywords: volcanism, Earth, landscape, primordial, animation...

Tides of Fire
This picture shows Jupiter seen from the surface of its closest Galilean moon, Io. Because Io is so close to Jupiter, it is constantly engaged in a tug-of-war with the planet's considerable gravity. On Earth, the Moon's gravitational pull, and to a l...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Jupiter, landscape, traditional art, volcanism...

Triton Doom
Triton, largest moon of Neptune, is doomed. Its irregular orbit is taking it inexorably closer to its parent planet. At a time in the future too distant for humans to comprehend, the moon will have come so close to Neptune that the gravity of this im...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, satellite, volcanism, Neptune, Triton, ice giant...

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