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Exoplanetscape 21 by LEXLOTHOR Exoplanetscape 21 by LEXLOTHOR
More explorations into unknown worlds can be seen in my DA "Paleo & Sci Illo" gallery.

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This is Bumberchute. It is the moon of a binary pair of warm gas mini-giants. Each is roughly half the mass of Neptune. It is almost uniformly covered in a forest of enormous plants. They are buoyed in the dense atmosphere by gas bladders. Bumberchute completes one orbit of its host planets for every 16 mutual days of the gas planets.

Each of these warm giants is in tidal lock with the other so that they always present the same face to the center of mass. I have extrapolated that this tidal bulge would distend the bands of gas that circulate around each planet. Lighter elements such as Hydrogen and Helium would circulate within the bulges while heavier compounds such as methane and ammonia would tend to race around them.

For a closer look at this pair please check out this image:

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art & text (c) John P. Alexander
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KatiraMoon May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks amazing, love the colors. :)
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