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13th December 2012

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11th December 2012

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jtotheizzoe:

PLANETCOPIA - Earth and Other Planets Re-imagined

This home we call Earth? Well, it’s the only home we know. But who among us, I ask, has not wondered what this planet would look like, say, if Antarctica was not an actual landmass, or if all the continents were upside-down? Even XKCD has wondered such things, when Randall showed us what an Earth with 90˚-rotated continents would look like.

Chris Wayan is someone who, until 2010 at least, actually made such worlds. He would envision a different scenario for Earth or another planet, find a globe, sand it flat and then (re-)build the new planet from scratch. This is no haphazard guessing-game, though. It’s not pin-the-continent-on-the-planet. Detailed predictions and calculations are made, involving orbit, atmosphere, reflection, currents, total water, modified tectonics … even biology. Here’s more about his process.

Then the new planet is sketched, sculpted, and the tour commences! I can barely fathom the planning, research and creativity that goes into these. Some that I have included above (clockwise from top left):

  • Dubia - A future Earth, showing the effects of twice the atmospheric carbon dioxide that we have today. The name is a not-so-subtle poke to a certain climate-denying former president. Note the 110-meter rise in sea levels.
  • Siphonia - An Earth where 90% of the water has been sucked up by thirsty alien invaders. The highlands are even higher and colder.
  • Mars terraformed - Picture Mars a thousand years in the future, after colonization and terraforming. Massive oceans and huge, ice-tipped volcanoes abound.
  • Turnovia - It’s Earth, flipped on its head. Easy one, right? Not so fast. Our rotation still continues in the direction we are used to now, which changes everything in terms of weather.

There’s more Earths, an uncovered Venus, and even a Europa or two. Awesomely cool stuff. Go check it out.

Wow, I missed this update. All of these are all VERY detailed under the links, with examinations into their structure. Science-driven sculpting, really.

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22nd April 2012

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Morning on Mars

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expositionfairy:

6 Martian sunrises, as seen by the HiRISE orbiter.  Once again, not artist’s renditions.


Morning on another world.

Absolutely wonderful.

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29th January 2012

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Time Lapse Images of Earth at Night Taken From the International Space Station

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9th October 2011

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11th August 2011

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cosmonautcat:

itsfullofstars:

ODDBALL EXOPLANET IS DARKER THAN COAL
An alien world reflects less than one percent of the starlight that falls on it, making it the blackest exoplanet known.
The strange world, TrES-2b, is a gas giant the size of Jupiter, rather than a solid, rocky body like Earth or Mars, astronomers said.
It closely orbits the star GSC 03549-02811, located about 750 light years away in the direction of the constellation of Draco the Dragon.
“TrES-2b is considerably less reflective than black acrylic paint, so it’s truly an alien world,” David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said in a press release issued by Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).
Keep reading.

whoa!
“However, it’s not completely pitch black. It’s so hot that it emits a faint red glow, much like a burning ember or the coils on an electric stove.”
god made this planet when he was sixteen and working a summer job at hot topic

magnoliaporter:

cosmonautcat:

itsfullofstars:

ODDBALL EXOPLANET IS DARKER THAN COAL

An alien world reflects less than one percent of the starlight that falls on it, making it the blackest exoplanet known.

The strange world, TrES-2b, is a gas giant the size of Jupiter, rather than a solid, rocky body like Earth or Mars, astronomers said.

It closely orbits the star GSC 03549-02811, located about 750 light years away in the direction of the constellation of Draco the Dragon.

“TrES-2b is considerably less reflective than black acrylic paint, so it’s truly an alien world,” David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said in a press release issued by Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

Keep reading.

whoa!

“However, it’s not completely pitch black. It’s so hot that it emits a faint red glow, much like a burning ember or the coils on an electric stove.”

god made this planet when he was sixteen and working a summer job at hot topic

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21st June 2011

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square and stationary earth
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/11651

square and stationary earth

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/11651

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1st June 2011

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(via Photos de Canadian Space Agency - Photos du mur)

spacethebeyond:

(via Photos de Canadian Space Agency - Photos du mur)

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13th February 2011

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Sci-Fi-O-Rama / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Art / Design / Illustration Osamu Tezuka

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Sci-Fi-O-Rama / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Art / Design / Illustration
Osamu Tezuka

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24th November 2010

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23rd November 2010

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