incredible 3d fractals from physicist turned artist
My latest work-in-progress: a double crescent exomoon in a binary star system. Like a giant cat eye in the sky staring down
Given that the sun and moon figured so prominently in so many of Earth’s mythologies (and hence helped shape our basic cultural assumptions), I wonder how a twin star system would alter the mythic structure /basic assumptions for a culture living under 2 suns.
Also, what would they think of a moon that periodically turned into a giant god eye watching them as the moon phased thru its cycle? I might worry if a huge astral predator watched me like that.
Would 2 stars and a giant eye be comforting or make you paranoid? Fodder for speculative fiction, I guess….
Planetrise over an exomoon sea. I “wake up” here in my dreams sometimes. What would you do if you woke up here?
This took 26 hours to render and is made of about 58 million triangles.
I’m in Grande Prairie, Alberta, about to talk with hundreds of Grade 6 students. Looking forward to their questions!
coolest astronaut ever
Dawn on an exomoon orbiting a gas giant