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ArchMageZeratuL (Jul 23, 2003) — edit
Reality is indeed scarier than fiction - hypernovae are superenergetic events that are registered often in far away galaxies. Being hundreds of times more powerful than their already fierce supernovae cousins, hypernovae can shine as bright as the rest of the universe, emmiting incredible ammounts of gamma ray radiation. They are the greatest explosions in the universe since the Big Bang. If one were to detonate only a few thousand light years from Earth, the planet would probably be disintegrated by the furious blast. It's atmosphere and oceans would imediately boil and be spit away... then everything else would be dismantled... and everyone would die before anyone had a clue of what was happening. This image shows Earth an instant after being hit by the blast.

Done now. Oh, and it's not 100% astronomically accurate... stars are completelly random, and it's not like I did a simulation to figure how it would look like. :P

Ah, and I forgot to mention that Eta Carinae is only 7500 light years away and *could maybe* explode in a hypernova. Oh, and considering it's size, it's very short lived... so it may already have exploded (at least as supernova). [Of course, it takes 7500 years until we figure what happens there...]
ArchMageZeratuL (Jul 23, 2003)
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concannon (edited Jul 23, 2003)
Oh....dear. o___o That's why I dun't like science. *clings to history and english*

VERY well done. Beautiful shading. *awaits finishment...yeah.*
ArchMageZeratuL (Jul 23, 2003)
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Zappo (edited Jul 23, 2003)
Man......What a buzzkill........Ide rather not know about the ambient dangers that we have no control on.......
netmonkey (edited Jul 23, 2003)
Great stuff, Zeratul
forgotten-memory (edited Jul 23, 2003)
Archy, this is beautiful. Don't give me any crap about how all but one of your drawings are good. <3! this is niftay!

=\ scary, but niftay!
Knockoff (edited Jul 23, 2003)
Yes bueatiful! Wonderfully done here my friend Zeratul.
tappie_chan (edited Jul 23, 2003)
this is so beautiful! it looks like a painting. i love it. do you do this professionally? (paint space and the like, i mean). if not, you should. you are excellent.
ArchMageZeratuL (edited Jul 23, 2003)
Do it professionally? O_o
You people are far too kind.
Xodiak (edited Jul 24, 2003)
If that explosion is about to ever happen, will you use your immortal astral plane of Illithid powers to save the simple mortals? >;)
Great drawing! The universe looks very nice. >:D
ArchMageZeratuL (edited Jul 24, 2003)
"Astral plane of Illithid powers" made no sense of all [Also, I don't think the Illithid inhabit the astral, but I could be wrong], but, hey, I used to use "Illithid" as alternative nickname in IRC... and I don't remember seeing you there. O_o

How do you know it?
Xodiak (edited Jul 25, 2003)
When I was teenager I once read those table RPG game books that some friends of mine used to play with. I never really understood the stories but I liked the drawings very much! I think those Illithids looked like Cthulu creatures. I just read your website and you wrote some words out of those RPG stories! You also said Marcello is immortal! >:D
ArchMageZeratuL (edited Jul 25, 2003)
Yeah, they do look... four tentacles and stuff :)
Oh, and my site... of course.
[Why do you love those ">:D" smileys?]
Mari (edited Jul 26, 2003)
OH, this is really neat. Wonderful coloring and I like the fact it seems like there is actually light, no just a white spot. *gazes in aww*
Ari (edited Aug 9, 2003)
Ooooh, preeety... *stares*

For some reason, this reminds me of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... Dunno why...
IkariIreuL (Nov 11, 2004)
*It´s cold in here
Great pic
Xodiak (Nov 12, 2004)
I stole your underpants, that is why it is cold! >:D
HunterKiller_ (Jan 13, 2005)
Utterly Awesome.
Fin_beast (edited Jan 13, 2005)
Very nice. :) I like the earth.
May I suggest you add many more layers of stars which are very low in opacity to.
It gives it much more depth. Stars are not totally evenly spaced. The big white stars look like they have been placed evenly on purpose.
Group some of that stars together... but make it look natural. Theres a tutorial somewhere about starscapes somewhere which is really good which I have used.
It's somwhere in the forums I think... :s
davincipoppalag (Jan 13, 2005)
This is an old pic Fin..HK just brought it up with his comment. It's good, but I always think yours have such real looking depth..
wow...thsi has really great detail...and nice explenation of a hypernova....i never new that...
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