A large, rocky planet deep inside a nebula now takes on a form completely different to its former self. It was once a typical lifeless world with one ring orbiting in the same direction as its rotaton, as rings tend to do...However, a cataclysm of epic scale happened when a stray planet struck it and blew nearly a third of the target-planet and all of itself into oblivion. The disaster knocked it off its rotation axis and the huge rocky remains ejected into space formed a new, irregular ring which now follows the direction of the new axis while the original, formals rings remained where they were...The result was was two different types of rings following in two different directions, the new ring being slightly closer to the planet itself. Most of the atmosphere that wasn't blasted away has collected into a dense layer inside that huge crater.
Long story, I know. But since this is my entry for the sci-fi contest that everyone is talking about, I thought that a back-story would have been the perfect partner for what I hope is one of the most original space-scenes you have seen on this site. Most importatly, this was also test to see how good I could do using no textures or photos AT ALL! Artwork intended for viewing purposes only. Do not submit this to any gallery or site even if edited without my permission