Thursday, April 15, 2010

Exoplanet Landscape

This is probably what the surface of a lot of exoplanets looks like: lava and sand flows and eroded rock, with jagged deposits of new lava oxidising in a harsh atmosphere. This might be similar to the surface of our bright neighbor Venus, and there are probably a lot of planets like that out there. A heavy atmosphere obscures the horizon. It's not a hospitable place, and there's probably no life there. Dreary prospect, a world without spring.

Created quickly in Photoshop, April 15, 2010.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

I guess with the end of the shuttle and no real space exploration happening, pictures like this will be the closest we ever get to another planet!