With the New Horizons probe quickly approaching its rendezvous with Pluto, I thought it might be fun to imagine just what it will find when it gets there. This piece isn’t intended to be 100% scientifically accurate, but rather a fanciful (and hopefully artistic) view of Pluto from its moon Charon.
Mario Carini [basicmember]
Might be a good place to visit for a photo shoot or two. That atmosphere looks too thin to sustain life for long.
The Scientists taking of pictures of Pluto should have just called you.
With the smaller moon, the image got a better balance. I really like the image as a whole, but would have liked some more details in the foreground to better match the details on the moon. 🙂
I do love the planet and space images 🙂 always a pleasure looking at your work 😀
I really love this one!
Greg in KC [nonmonthly]
Yeah, I definitely like the revision (with the smaller moon/planet). Not that I had any issue with the original, it just seemed that the moon/planet took up too much of the frame, in my opinion. But yeah, well done was always, sir!
I always liked the space/planet/nebulae wallpapers, this is no exception!
This would be nothing less than spectacular on my Dell U3415w 3440×1440
Really neat conception, and I especially love the Milky Way in the background. Can’t way to see the photos from New Horizons!
i like meatballs in space ;-))
no kidding created beautiful Ryan!
Very nice, as usual. I can’t help but wonder if the foreground planet has atmosphere? Is that haze fog? or a light ice layer? And the distant planet – what are the different layers – rock for the greyish, and the brown is… plant life? Different rock?
Very interesting 🙂
Cool. Cool cool cool.
Looks good. Looking forward to the planet version.
One of your best lately. I particularly like the level of detail in this one. This makes it really stand out on a hi-res monitor!
On a side note: I’ve noticed that for a couple of your newest renders, the Surface Pro 3 resolution (2160×1440) is missing. Menger Bulb appears to have been the last one. Is that on purpose? Because I really love using your artwork on my SP3 because the high resolution on a 12 inch display makes the details look stunning. But I realize its aspect ratio is somewhat different, so if that is the reason, I could understand that.
Best regards from The Netherlands.
Ryan – you make such amazing artwork that makes me want so badly for them to be real places!
I can’t tell you how many sci-fi books I have read that are populated in my head with your images…real satellite images are almost disappointing.
Very cool Ryan. Love the detail.
Quite fanciful, yes. All the better and that’s why we like it so much. I agree that the band of atmosphere (I think) is slightly distracting – I had to think about it for a while to figure out what was going on.
I really enjoy the space-scapes you do. Was the reason for my lifetime membership! I wonder if we will get actual images that look like this from a probe.
The planet’s rocky and crater-pocked surface is great — the deep blue and brown hues give it an attractive and realistic look. I’m not as crazy about the foreground; in particular, the misty white band at the horizon is too straight and uniform — doesn’t look quite real. And I’m not sure what the white surface is supposed to be; it looks a bit like ocean waves or a field of ice. Otherwise, though, terrific!
This render is amazing Ryan!!! I love planetscapes and spacescapes and this render is both… Love it!!!