illustration for “Exotic Earths,” S. Raymond, et al. (2006)

Illustration for “Exotic Earths,” S. Raymond, et al. (2006); mix of 3-D elements & digital painting

About this piece: This illustration was created for a press release to accompany the Science paper,
Raymond, S.N., Mandell, A.M., and Sigurdsson, S., 2006. Exotic Earths: Forming Habitable Worlds with Giant Planet Migration. Science 313: 5792, 1413-1416.

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Nahks Tr'Ehnl

Combining life-long passions for astronomy and visual arts, Nahks is a multimedia specialist for the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University. His primary interests are astrobiology and human space exploration, and he aims to share those through science communication — art, writing, education & public outreach, ... and most recently, video games. Nahks trains in Kokikai-ryu Aikido with the Penn State Aikido Club and studies Urasenke-style Japanese tea ceremony through the Penn State Tea Institute. He also practices a bit of classic East-Asian inkbrush painting and calligraphy, among other medieval-recreation activities related to being a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. He's kind of a sci-fi/fantasy geek in general, who's also into a lot of tabletop and computer gaming.

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