Swan’s Blossom

In the constellation Cygnus (the swan) resides this glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust designated Sh2-101, commonly called the Tulip Nebula. Approximately 8000 light years away from Earth and 70 light years across. The red, green, and blue hues are emissions from ionized sulfur, hydrogen and oxygen atoms.

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Earl Billick

Earl Billick is a native and resident of Tucson, Arizona (considered by many to be the astronomy capitol of the U.S.) An Artist member of the International Association of Astronomical Artist and the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. His lifelong passion for aerospace, science and astronomy, along with his interest in the speculative and fantastic, are evident in many of his creations and designs. Earl works in many mediums including acrylic and oil painting, inks, graphite, digital media and sculpture. Earl’s artistic inspirations include Chesley Bonestell, Kim Poor, N.C. Wyeth, Robert McCall, Syd Mead, Chris Foss, Peter Elson, Alicia Austin, Liz Danforth, Charles Vess, and Vincent DiFate.

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