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some pretty space art
« on: September 30, 2011, 09:25:10 AM »
something for a Friday's perusal:

http://3dimpact.com/gallery_digital.html

and it's by a real astronomer too  :)
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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 11:44:49 AM »
Very nice. Thanks!
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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 12:02:25 PM »
.......not bad   great visuals

.....can't help but wonder how stable most of those gas giant neighbours would make life? 
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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 01:57:35 PM »
.......not bad   great visuals

.....can't help but wonder how stable most of those gas giant neighbours would make life? 

It would sure make for spectacular skies. And of course it's been a staple in SF for awhile. As to such a moon being hospitable for life-as-we-know-it, here's some (reasonably) informed speculation...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_habitability

http://library.thinkquest.org/C003763/index.php?page=planet09

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=exomoons-habitability

I love living in a time when SF is hard-pressed to keep up with what we're finding out about reality.



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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 01:59:47 PM »

I love living in a time when SF is hard-pressed to keep up with what we're finding out about reality.

agreed

and thanks for the links mate
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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 02:54:42 PM »
Chesley Bonestell was the famous scifi illustrator of the 1950s.  His work appeared in such places as the stills for War of the Worlds -- one of the rare color scifi films of the 1950s.
                       

He once said that portraying Mars was a bust because the best reconstruction of what it looked like was "the area around Las Vegas".
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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 03:04:16 PM »

agreed

and thanks for the links mate

My pleasure, kin.

Chesley Bonestell was the famous scifi illustrator of the 1950s.  His work appeared in such places as the stills for War of the Worlds -- one of tre rare color scifi films of the 1950s.
                       

He once said that portraying Mars was a bust because the best reconstruction of what it looked like was "the area around Las Vegas".


Ooh yeah, love Bonestell's work. Then there's Kelly Freas, Vincent Di Fate...
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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 03:11:25 PM »
....back when the men were men and the women were ententacled roboclamped to be rescued

http://www.manolith.com/2009/04/16/18-vintage-sci-fi-posters-robots-aliens-monsters-and-hot-bitches/

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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 04:08:38 PM »
....back when the men were men and the women were ententacled roboclamped to be rescued
A woman named Francesca Myman agrees.

Her website is devoted to "Poulpe Pulp", that is, vintage magazine and comic book covers of octopi.

http://francesca.net/pulp.html

               

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Re: some pretty space art
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 04:26:07 PM »
....back when the men were men and the women were ententacled roboclamped to be rescued
A woman named Francesca Myman agrees.

Her website is devoted to "Poulpe Pulp", that is, vintage magazine and comic book covers of octopi.

http://francesca.net/pulp.html



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"...but on a lighter note, demons were driven from a pig today in Gloucester."  Bill Bailey

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