Super-earth 667Cc

Seen from a nearby moon, the Super Earth Gliese 667Cc may be a sub-Neptune, with windy cloudscapes rather than rocky vistas. The planet is so close to its orange dwarf star that it is probably tidally locked, a situation that may wreak havoc with its banded cloud formations. Yellowish clouds of sulfur tint some areas green. Done for my book Earths of Distant Suns, the foreground is based on lava formations we saw on an IAAA workshop at Kilauea Iki. The rock pier is based on several formations in a Death Valley workshop. Tradigital piece (acrylic base enhanced with Photoshop painting).