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Organised Chaos by priteeboy Organised Chaos by priteeboy
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! :w00t:

Artwork intended for viewing purposes only. Do not submit this to any gallery or site even if edited without my permission
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Code704 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
The fact a lot of your works contain coherent insights about the cosmos makes them all the more realistic and fascinating. It almost feels like you have access to a very powerful telescope that is able to peer into the depths of space and bring us back these striking images. To me, these pieces are more than just art in some ways they are visionary revelations! It is believed by some there was once a planet between Mars and Jupiter in our early solar system that was completely destroyed by a similar collision. Pieces of the debris would eventually hit Mars and Earth. As a result, Mars was left without an atmosphere and eventually(millions of years later) chunks of the collision impacted Earth killing all the dinosaurs. What is left is the main asteroid belt of debris which have not had enough time to settle down into finely formed rings.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember hearing about that "missing planet" between Mars and Jupiter as a kid. That's probably the only space thing I heard about from my brother before finding out on my own, even if he did steal the idea from a videogame :XD: The other alternative is that there was never a planet there to begin with, many say Jupiter's gravity kept preventing it from happening, which is less exciting but more realistic I guess ^^;
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Code704 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
While I understand how gravitational tidal forces can literally rip another object to pieces not sure how Jupiter's gravity might prevent a planet size body from forming so far away while at the same time allowing 67 moons to coalesce in orbit around the Jovian giant. Also of note, Venus and Uranus have retrograde motions to the Sun while at the same time Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune have moons that are retrograde. It is believed these are captured satellites. But captured from where ? Were Venus and Uranus and possibly a missing proto-planet part of some ancient interaction our solar system had with another at some point in our 225+ million year orbit around the galactic core ?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found it hard to accept that Jupiter's gravity stopped a new planet forming in what's now the asteroid belt too, since even from that Jupiter appears as little more than a faint speck of light in the sky. But it's what all the scientists say, maybe Jupiter was closer in at one point :O
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DMajick3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Worthy of the name
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love how the title is such an oxymoron, it really fits with the planet's condition. :iconohnoesplz: And I swear, you will be taking up a large portion of my :+fav:'s soon!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I almost forgot all about oxymorons :giggle:
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And it's such a funny word too :lol:
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool!
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Luckuar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Stunning. That's all I have to say. :squee:
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