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Kepler's Discovery by priteeboy Kepler's Discovery by priteeboy
Us space nerds would already know what this is paying hommage to :greetings: yesterday's announcement of the Kepler space telescope's most recent and exciting discovery - the most potentially Earthlike of all extrasolar planets found so far.

Although the telescope has found over 1'000 other candidates for Earthlike worlds, the recently found one conforms even moreso to what it has been looking for. The planet, named "Kepler 22b" (wow, that's actually, remotely easy to remember for once :O) Orbits a star very much like our own sun, only a bit smaller and dimmer, but this is compensated for by the fact it's still in the most ideal part of the "habitable zone" - where surface temperatures are mild enough for water to exist in liquid form rather than boiling steam or freezing ice, as long as there's water there, life also would be pretty much expected too.
Kepler 22b is 600 lightyears away is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, bigger than our world but still small enough to be a possible Earth-twin as very large planets are often gas giants with no definable surface, finding one this "small" is also a big deal, as they aren't as easily detected as massive planets whose size could rule out the possibility of life :alien:

This is the first time in a long time I've made something just out of impulse - yep, I'm not really sounding like a soulful "paint from the heart" artist these days. I think I over-plan stuff. But not this time, it was an enjoyable moment of creating something based off some news I heard that interested me enough to go ahead and draw it :painter: Plus I hoped I could make one of the earliest decent renditions of the world which nobody knows what it actually looks like, maybe one day when it is found out people can do comparisons, hopefully they'll get a best-case scenario like this rather than another dead rock :fingerscrossed:

Artwork remains the property of my gallery and is not to be used, edited or sold without my permission Non-profit blogs regarding the planet or discoveries of exoplanets in general are free to feature this as an example provided credit is given.

Space lovers, both on dA or off may also enjoy my Solar System calendar for sale, ready for 2012 :dummy:
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LuispicardLS Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Mr. Piccolo? 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before or after Frieza blew up the place? :paranoid:
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LuispicardLS Featured By Owner 1 day ago
yea, the earth type planet, but green are my favorites
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Rodlox Featured By Owner 3 days ago
awesome, both the news and your image!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :)
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Is see your other spectacular Kepler exoplanet art works are available as dA prints. How about this one? Thank you.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't think anyone would want to buy this one :XD:
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Never say never...
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SpaceKosmos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
The clouds texture is astonishing! Very realistic!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm making another one in honour of the newest Kepler planet discovered, but I'm trying to top this cloud detail which I think I set the bar off too high when I did this one :XD:
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grisador Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Life İS Absolutely out there ! :D


Awesome Art  Nod 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We just gotta find it (and not screw it up somehow :fingerscrossed:) Thanks for the favourites too :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Very Welcome; Really Amazing/Stunning ArtWorks !   Nod 



if the Convergent Evolution really works; they'll be Humanoid... And if they'll be really human like... Well; lets just say Humanity will Liberate the Planet by Colonizing it ! Rage 
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hgfggg Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Vvvvvvvvv...
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
:|
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Mochimario Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! How did you take that picture? Did you go into space? I heard one space visit costs like 20mil dude.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I won a trip in an elite NASA lottery which I'm not supposed to tell anyone about :paranoid:
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WaluigiRules Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
If I had the chance to name this planet, it would be called Novalis.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a nicer-sounding name I'll admit :nod:
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KeplerZone Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Planet Kepler-22b Globe
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad :)
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought the search for exoplanets had to restart because they didnt count the atmospheric content of the moons?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never heard of that. But I would just assume they'd make a separate list for moons like we already do with our own solar system :diny:
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RoseShadowangel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey can I use this info for class research?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess that's OK. Though maybe refer back here if it end sup similar enough ;p
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RoseShadowangel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist
lol thx i really appreciate it, it will really help me on my research!! 
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jonaslion52 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you ever think we can life there and start new and don't **** things up

I do
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I assume by the time we have invented that level of technology we would have surely found a way to deal with the mistake of the past (by which I mean the present :XD:)
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jonaslion52 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just hope that if we can one day get to live there, we won't do a mass like we have done to earth
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how they talk bout it only being xx light-years away. Sounds like you can board the Trans-Australian Express or here in the U.S., the Capitol Limited and be there in a few days. Another thing, we are looking back in time, they may not even exist at this very moment. I think that is lost upon many people. It is a shame that these Science periodicals don't give themselves more legitimacy with those things and in my opinion, illustrations like yours that can be looked at and be realistic.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the closer it is (in lightyears) the less far back in time we are looking at it. Something 50 lightyears away is still likely to exist now as it appeared 50 years ago (when that "image" that we just recently got was first projected) It's hard for an entire planet to just disappear without its sun going out first, and they would have noticed something like that way before it happens :nod: Though things that are thousands or millions of lightyears away might be different. Think how different Earth would look to aliens observing it from a million lightyears away. Assuming they could even see the details, there still wouldn't even be a single human, or even cave-man in sight :O_o:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True but I always felt that light was like a river and that the ripples upstream would not be noticed until they reach the area I'm in. Still you're right on this. Even if we could look at Earth millions of years away, given with Continental Drift and the like it would look totally different.
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just a curious question, where did you get the clouds for the planet?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never use one cloudmap. I Photoshop lots together, and after that I spend a lot of time painting in the larger, more significant features that I want in there but couldn't find in any real images (that had a decent enough resolution :paranoid:)
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Dalekleader117 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
that moon looks like it has an atmosphere... good work i always wanted to see a habitable moon
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Words fail me at the moment to describe this.
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I felt like Columbus after he found America.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only now we still have to wait and see if this really is a land of opportunity...or just a lifeless dud :fingerscrossed:
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It seems to have that old world primitive feel to it, don't ya think?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always imagined a prehistoric Earth to have an eerie greenish colour to it. Even way back when I drew a series of "Earth through time" pictures as a kid (inspired by similar I saw in an astronomy book) one thing I decided to do though was give the prehistoric-stage Earth a green/aqua like colour :alientwo:
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Me too. It just seems to accent the passage of time, ya know?
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CorentinChiron Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very cool ^^
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MrJmZack Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Marvelous!
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Those hurricanes look pretty close to the equator.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on where you draw the equator line. We could be looking at it from an angle, focusing on the northern hemisphere ;)
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Or the southern, considering those hurricanes are going clockwise. But we dont know which way Kepler 22b rotates. So yeah.

Also, considering Kepler 22b has 1.7X the gravity of Earth, getting a hurricane going is gonna require much more heat than on Earth.
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Guyvantic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work
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Ace-Ride Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Awosme! I did a research paper in english class last year on "superearths" and I think that Kepler 22b was one of the ones I found during my reasearch! Non-digital sources were hard to find, but it was worth it. If it does look like this, it would be amazing, great job!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember I did a public speaking assessment when I was in English (before the later years where they gave you a topic) and my topic of choice was about the lesser-known facts of our Solar System which I heard recently from a documentary which I found so interesting that I just had to share. Amazingly it was enough to keep the whole class of 15-year old's listening all the way through :lol: It sure beat that guy whose speech was about his favourite football team and why they are the best :slow:
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Ace-Ride Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Awsome! I don't think many people paid that much attention to my presentation. My english class that year wasn't exactily full of science fanatics if you know what I mean. It was a documentary that made me want to share the information, too :lol:
Science beats sports yet again!
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