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Tug-o-War by priteeboy Tug-o-War by priteeboy
In this Tyrannical game of Tug-o-War, you would actually be better off placing your bets on the little guy winning. For this binary system of two stars contains one neutron star, which is the small, bright core left behind after a larger star like the upper one exploded. Though it is smaller, its gravity is far stronger as it contains more mass, just compressed into a smaller unit, in fact, it is beleived that a spoonful of the material neutron stars are made of, can weigh as much as the whole Earth. Here, its powerful gravity is sucking away the flaming gas of its host star which in turn, helps itself stay illumited for longer as the larger star slowly dwindles away.

Well, thats the story, not sure if all facts are right as this is an uncommon phenonemon, one of which I havn't yet seen any space art of it, so I thought I'd try to depict such an event myself. Took a few days nitpicking at the details, but I guess it looks a bit minimalistic, but thats OK as I didn't want any planets or nebulae to steal the show here ( I feel sorry for any planet that passes through that flaming fire funnel )

All drawn in Photoshop this time, no 3D or photo's/textures used in this one :sun:
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Marizelda Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a black hole siphoning gas off of its sister star, kinda like the ones in the Cygnus constellation, if I remember correctly...
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's almost the same situation though ;p
Marizelda Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha certainly.
Fillburt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Great concept and presentation; one of my favorite topics.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :handshake:
Relira Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
yin yang!!!
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even I didn't think of the yin-yang formation when making this :lol: It's a pretty unbalanced one though :XD:
dragonkan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cant believe i haven't noticed this oen b4 nice work dude
yosopp Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... the blue neutron star reminds of black holes.
They are known for their extreme gravity/sucking power and the power to suck in light.
That's like a force of a god!
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