Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
October 23, 2012
Image Size
145 KB
Resolution
368×519
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
676 (1 today)
Favourites
40 (who?)
Comments
9
Downloads
8
×
Dinosaurs on Enceledus by LEXLOTHOR Dinosaurs on Enceledus by LEXLOTHOR
More of my dinosaur speculations can be seen in my DA "Paleo & Sci Illo" gallery:

[link]

I've gone out on a limb on this one. There is no concensus among planetologists as to the antiquity of Saturn's ring system. It is highly unlikely that the ring system we see today would have been present 65 million years ago. The ring patterns could change dramatically over the span of millions of years. They may even be ephemeral. There may have been epochs in which Saturn had no rings at all and they had to be replenished as additional moons fell below the planet's Rosche limit and became grist for the mill. There is even less certainty about the age of the ice geysers at Enceledus' south pole. This phenomenon too is linked to the small moon's position relative to Saturn in terms of Saturnian radii. The only hint to the stability of the Saturnian moon system is the apparent geological cycle of the neighboring moon Titan.

I have depicted a group of Troonauts enjoying the two hundred kilometer high geysers on the Solar System's smoothest and brightest moon in terms of albedo.

art & text (c) John P. Alexander
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcherubfeet:
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet! I love sci-fi dinosaur pics!
Reply
:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have more, THANX for watching.
Reply
:icondinofuzz:
Dinofuzz Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful artwork!
Reply
:iconelectreel:
electreel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Really impressive! :) I can see this "troonauts" making contact with the Ganymeans of J.P. Hogan :D
Reply
:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I have considered depicting them contacting the "Greys".

If you haven't yet looked in my "Paleontology" gallery, you can see my two pictures of the Ganymeans.
Reply
:iconelectreel:
electreel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Greys, ha? Interesting :D Yeah, Ive already seen those ;)
Reply
:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am working on a dino visit to Zeta II Reticuli. It will be the next one I post.
Reply
:iconeviluyra:
Eviluyra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
OH my, perhaps you watch Science Channel too? Anyway, be they robotic or Astronautical, I like this one as well, not to mention your musings, awesome as always my good sir~.
Reply
:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes. I watch the cable channels in HD but these are only a minor source of inspiration for me.
Reply
Add a Comment: