Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Star Furnace

Inside this swirl of glowing gas is a pulsar, or perhaps a binary system going nova. The high-energy event is throwing out a jet of gas, like a geyser in space. Cataclysms and intense phenomena are going on in space all the time, emitting super-energetic particles which reach our relatively peaceful Earth and register on radio and X-ray detectors. There's a lot of action out there.

"Star Furnace" is acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 7", February 1990.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Almost forgot to coment. These are all very nice. You realy do have a nice feel for the space art. So when do I get my Art trade card? The Gothic arch with a space scene though case you forgot! LOL