luni, 12 decembrie 2011

The planet Corot-2b

Exoplaneta Corot-2b

This is my painting of the planet Corot-2b, a gas giant planet larger than Jupiter that is loosing a part of it’s atmosphere be cause of the solar wind

vineri, 18 noiembrie 2011

joi, 6 octombrie 2011

Neutron stars colliding

This is my painting of a collision between two neutron stars. This is how gold in this universe is formed.

The life bringing comet

This is my acrylic on wood painting of a comet that is a failing on a planet similar to what Earth was over 3 000000000 years ago bringing life to that planet. According to the theory of panspermy comets contain in their ice bacteria that can survive in extreme conditions and colonize planets that can harbor life.

luni, 3 octombrie 2011

Satellite blue stars and comet

Satelit stele albastre si cometa

This is a space painting  I’ve made in 2003, my painting of a satellite some bright blue stars and a comet

Life on the moon of a Saturn like gas giant planet

Peisaj de pe satelitul unei planete gazoase tip Saturn undeva unde exista si viata si paduri asemanatoare cu cele din carbonifer

This is my pencil drawing of an alien place, somewhere on one of the moons of a Saturn like gas giant planet with rings where there is an ocean with trees similar to sigilaria and lepidodendron.

I’ve made this drawing this morning

vineri, 2 septembrie 2011

A landscape with comets and rainbow around the sun

I've made this painting yesterday. It's a landscape with comets and an icebow, a rainbow halo around the sun, a diffraction phenomenon produced by the ice crystals that come from comets and remain in the upper atmosphere for a while cooling the weather.
This is what inspired me, and icebow I've caught on my phone camera on August 31 this year

luni, 20 iunie 2011

The spiral of life

Spirala vieti - The spyral of life - The Cosmic DNA - Painting

This is my second painting of the cosmic DNA, the spiral of life that came to Earth from the universe, the double helix of the DNA and the double spiral of a galaxy, two shapes based on the same double spiral, one in 2D, the other in 3D.

sâmbătă, 18 iunie 2011

Galaxy trio

Galaxy trio painting - Trei galaxii - Pictura in tempera

This is my tempera painting of 3 galaxies and a planet, one of my space paintings. I’ve made this painting by the year 2004 but I’ve just improved it yesterday

marți, 7 iunie 2011

Te red dwarf star Gliese 581 seen from the exoplanet Gliese 581d

The red dwarf star Gliese 581 seen from the exoplanet Gliese 581d tempera painting on black paper

This is the way I imagine a Gliese 581d landscape. The planet Gliese 581d is the third planet in the Gliese 581 solar system. The star Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star in the Libra constellation. Gliese 581d is bigger than Earth with a mass 6 times higher. There is liquid water and an atmosphere on Gliese 581d and the planet may host life.

Be cause of then dense atmosphere that allows red light to pass to the surface and red light of the star the Gliese 581d landscapes are warm and red

luni, 23 mai 2011

An alien landscape with column and galaxy

Peisaj cu coloana si galaxie

I’ve made this tempera painting today. It is an alien landscape, a galaxy seen from a planet where there is an ocean and a column

duminică, 22 mai 2011

marți, 17 mai 2011

Galaxy, oil on wood painting

Galaxy oil on wood painting - Galaxie pictura ulei pe lemn

This is my latest painting of a galaxy. It is an oil on wood painting I’ve made today

A painting of a galaxy and two planets

Galaxy painting - Galaxie si planete pictura tempera
This is one of my galaxy paintings. I’ve made this painting of a galaxy and two planets a few years ago but I improved it today
This is the painting I've made by that time, before it was improved

miercuri, 4 mai 2011

duminică, 13 februarie 2011

The horsehead nebula

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 or IC 434) is a dark nebula in the Orion constellation. The nebula is located just below Alnitak, the easternmost star of Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. It is approximately 1,500 light years from Earth, and is approximately 3.5 light years wide.
One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, it is part of a swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, shaped like a horse's head (hence its name). Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered in 1888 on a photographic plate taken at the Harvard College Observatory.
The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright spots in the Horsehead Nebula's base are young stars just in the process of forming.

Cone nebula

The Cone Nebula (also known as NGC 2264) is an H II region in the constellation of Monoceros. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1785. The nebula is located about 800 parsecs or 2,600 light-years away from Earth.
The Cone Nebula is part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. The designation of NGC 2264 in the New General Catalogue refers to both objects and not the nebula alone.

Space city

Space city, 50x70 tempera painting 2002

The ring nebula

Planetary Nebula M57 (also known as the Ring Nebula, NGC 6720 or Messier Object 57) is located in the constellation Lyra. It is among the most well known and recognizable examples of a planetary nebula. The nebula is located at 0.7 kpc(2300 light-years) from Earth and was discovered by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix in 1779. The nebula has a visual magnitude of 8.8, and a photographic magnitude of 9.7. It is expanding at a rate of approximately 1 arcsecond per century (corresponding to 20-30 km/s). Its mass is approximately 1.2 solar mass.
M57 is illuminated by a central white dwarf of 14.7 visual magnitude. This star was discovered in 1800 by Count Friedrich von Hahn.
M57 is best seen through at least an 8-inch telescope, but even a 3-inch telescope will show the ring.
Right Ascention 18:53 Declination 33.02.
I've amde this 50X70 tempera painting of Ring Nebula when I was in highschool

Boomerang nebula

The Boomerang Nebula (also called the Bowtie Nebula) is a nebula located 5,000 light-years away from Earth in the Centaurus constellation. The nebula is at 1 kelvin; the coldest place known outside a laboratory. The Boomerang Nebula is formed from the outflow of gas from a star at its core. The gas is moving outwards at a speed of about 600,000 km/h and expanding rapidly as it moves out into space. This expansion is the cause of the nebula's very low temperature.
The Boomerang Nebula was photographed in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1998. It is believed that the nebula is a star or stellar system evolving toward the planetary nebula phase.
Keith Taylor and Mike Scarrott called it the Boomerang Nebula in 1980 after observing it with a large ground-based telescope in Australia. Unable to see the detail that only Hubble can reveal, the astronomers saw merely a slight asymmetry in the nebula's lobes suggesting a curved shape like a boomerang. The high-resolution Hubble images indicate that 'the Bow tie Nebula' would perhaps have been a better name.
To make it more interesting i made some boomerang UFOs in this painting.

sâmbătă, 5 februarie 2011

luni, 31 ianuarie 2011

Cat's Eye Nebula

This is my painting of NGC 6543 or caldwell 6 or the Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco

marți, 11 ianuarie 2011

The spiral of life

Galaxie si ADN

The spiral galaxy that contains billions and billions of planets, some of the like Earth, places where there may be life, the DNA double helix, the spiral of life, pen and color pencil drawing.