Super Earth

Just finished this digital painting of a ringed super earth, visible in the sky of one of it’s moons. I might have went overboard with the size of the moons. Especialy with the one we supposed to be standing on. As it should be at least the size of mars with a strong magnetic field to sustain Earth-like atmosphere and liquid water on it’s surface. I’m not sure if a moon this big could naturaly form around a planet that is two to four times bigger than Earth. Maybe it could be a captured body, or it formed in a simmilar manner as our own Moon.

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Justinas Vitkus

I am a self taught artist born and raised in Lithuania, working as a freelance illustrator. Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by the night sky. I used to spend entire nights, gazing at the stars through my window. My childish curiosity compelled me to find out more about the sky above. And more I learned, the more intrested I got in astronomy. I kept reading about all these worlds out there and I wanted to see and visit them all. I couldn't. But I got to do the next best thing. I could imagine them and transfer all that onto canvas. With years passing I managed to keep this passion alive. I got better at painting, I learned more about the planets and moons of our Solar system. And if I wanted more freedom from the science facts of the known worlds, I could always go further and imagine far away worlds, orbiting distant stars. The Universe is vast and no idea can be too big, or too crazy for it.

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