This new image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
In the instruments’ combined data, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rather than fire, however, those ribbons are actually giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Significant fields of star formation are noticeable in the center, just left of center and at right. The brightest center-left region is called 30 Doradus, or the Tarantula Nebula, for its appearance in visible light.
Something I have been painting off and on for a few days.
This is screenshot of my work in progress of one of my real paintings, and not one of my crappy speed-paintings or shitty sketches. I am trying to get several big art pieces done to show for the convention season in late 2013 and 2014 and maybe for the offices at Beamdog.
That planet still needs a lot of work and I still need to paint out the new version of the Stars Greed( a ship).
Might repaint that nebula since I used a cloud texture brush and it looks weird.
Image source via PetaPixel.com
The Red Spider Planetary Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Milovic, Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA