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Exoplanetscape 19 by LEXLOTHOR Exoplanetscape 19 by LEXLOTHOR
All of my other exoplanetary excursions can be experienced in my DA "Paleo & Sci Illo" gallery: [link]

This is the surface of Michelin a "super-Earth" with 4.5 times the mass of our own world. Its predominantly nitrogen atmosphere weighs down at the surface with a pressure greater than the bottom of the Marianas Trench. The shapes that look like old truck tires are in fact a "forest" of primary producer life forms. Here "trees" are as flat as poker chips.

Michelin orbits a red dwarf whose binary companion is a brown dwarf. This planet always shows the same face to its host bodies. Michelin's year is a whole integer ratio with the period of the brown dwarf. Michelin's orbit is highly excentric, looping rosettes around the common gravitational center of the system. It preceses as many degrees in a single brief orbit as the Earth describes in several thousand years.

art & text (c) John P. Alexander
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OatmealFTLOTUDO Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very cool. I like the colors and the light reflections.
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

I likw drawing lighting and water effects. I just posted another one today.
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Solifugus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. The world of spec needs more high gravity worlds.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not sure if wants to be there, but it looks like an interesting place! scumbag gravity!
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Michelin is something like Mesklin, a massive world created by Harry Stubbs (Hal Clement) for his novel "Mission of Gravity".
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your types of aliens, very creative! :)
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