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The Great Cycle by HellcatF6F The Great Cycle by HellcatF6F
Coalesced from the ashes of dead stars, a young planet orbits within the accretion disc of a T-Tauri Star, building itself up from asteroids captured by its gravity. Entire seas of molten salts and other minerals cover much of the planet's surface, kept molten by extensive volcanic activity and the heat released from each of the impacts. Despite this heat, clouds of ice crystals can be seen at extremely high altitudes.

A comet can be seen arcing across the sky, seeding the young star system with water, complex hydrocarbons and organic molecules; the stuff of life.

Originally made at 3840 x 2160, then scaled down to 1080p for a super-sampling effect.
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L0rdDrake Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. O.o
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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L0rdDrake Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU! :D
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krystalblue8 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Wow, I love the lighting on this piece, awesome job! :)
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
Utterly amazing. Just. Speechless. WOW.

The best part is the realism, IMO. I can really see it...
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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wulfnstein Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
coooool =D
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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M1K3PR0 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it!
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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cyricus-luc Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Very nice work WoW! :)
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the favorite. :)
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Deeparth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Ok this is awe inspiring.
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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friedinsanity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
A gorgeous piece! Very well done on this. ;)
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Your great work has been featured in news article [link] :heart:
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :-)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
YW :)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fun
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yay
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taro48 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this looks amazing

This is very different form other space art I've seen because of its brightness

I also liek the eclipse effect the small meteor has

:D
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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DarthSithari Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Makes one wonder what a new born starwould look like in person.
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Big, very big, lol.

On a serious note, bigger than it is on the main sequence actually, and brighter due to a larger surface area.

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ajackson310 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Photographer
WOAH
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HellcatF6F Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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ajackson310 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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