CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Beyond Saturn

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Jupiter Storm
"A voyage going inside a Jovian storm system"

This painting was made in 1997 for NEXUS magazine.


Andrew Cameron Stewart   © 1997
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Weather on Venus
"This piece was inspired by the recent discovery of lightning on Venus."

Vue Complete and Photoshop 6


Greg Prichard   © 2012
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Back to the Oort Cloud
"A comet starts its journey back to deep space after passing near the Sun. This piece was inspired by the wonderful images captured by the EPOXI space craft of Hartley2 as well as from my own observations using my back yard telescope. This is a fully posable 3-D model rendered in Modo 401 with finishing touches in Photoshop."


Greg Prichard   © 2010
Artist's Website


Cassini's Surprise
"Prior to Cassini Huygen's arrival at Saturn which would redefine our understanding of the ringed planet I imagined the incredible discoveries that lay ahead. This image playfully suggests the ultimate surprise as the spacecraft arrives at it's destination after a very long interplanetary voyage."

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Greg Mort   © 2001
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Genetic Light
"Impact on the planet Jupiter.

"This image was made for a science nature book titled 'Antimatter' by Gordon Fraser. I used an airbrush on a canvas of 50 x 39 inches."


Andrew Cameron Stewart   © 2005
Artist's Website


Black Hole and Quasar
"The accretion disc glows hotter as pieces of matter crash together swirling very fast, and huge jets of hot gas and matter are being shot into space.

"This image was made for the front cover of Astronomy magazine. I used acrylic inks and airbrush on a canvas of 40 x 24 inches. I was inspired by Stephen Hawking."


Andrew Cameron Stewart   © 2003
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Early Earth
"The early Earth at the time of the origin of life.

"This image was made for the inside of a book titled 'Library of the Universe'. I used acrylic inks and airbrushes on a canvas of 41 x 30 inches. I was inspired by an artist called Chesley Bonestell."


Andrew Cameron Stewart   © 2006
Artist's Website


Dooms Day
"Impact on Earth.

"This image was made for a science fiction book cover titled 'Extreme Universe' by Heather Couper. I used acrylic inks and airbrushes on a canvas of 41 x 30 inches. I was inspired by Carl Sagan."


Andrew Cameron Stewart   © 2006
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Quantum
"Particle tracks in a bubble chamber showing a neutrino interaction event. The neutron has no electrical charge and cannot be seen by the human eye.

"This image was made for an astronomy book titled 'Hammer of the Gods' by Nigel Henbest. I used digital airbrushes on a Macintosh computer."


Andrew Cameron Stewart   © 2007
Artist's Website


Stewardship
"This image is a personal statement born of the Space Age, when we first saw our planet from afar and realized our tenuous place in the universe. We face major questions of sustainability and realize our survival depends on answers not yet found. The price of self-preservation? Nobody can be sure. What does seem clear, though, is that this world is more frail and delicate than we once thought. Like a piece of fruit, it is beautiful but easily bruised."

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Greg Mort   © 1991
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Night Into Day
"Most of us exist in a daytime world. We think of the day as a kind of 'reality'. And yet the day is, in many ways, a deceit. What we really see during the daytime hours is an ocean of air illuminated by the Sun and creating a wonderful canopy of blue -- a comforting presence not unlike the blanket we wrapped up in as a child. Only at night do we see the true world before us: a vast, ancient, star-studded abyss. Some part of us resists the notion of a dark universe. Even this painting, Night Into Day, betrays my subconscious belief in a sunlit Cosmos: In reality, the day should be folding back to reveal the night."

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Greg Mort   © 2004
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Apple Rings
"By placing Saturn-like rings around an Earthly apple, I hoped to shrink the vast distance between these two planets. I also wanted to create a jarring collision of elements out of their normal context, which gives the painting a surrealistic quality. Doubtless the choice of an apple as the subject originated in my admiration for Isaac Newton and the falling fruit that inspired his notions about gravity."

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Greg Mort   © 1999
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The Fabric of Space
"Advances in astronomy and space exploration have provided us with a window to look back in time and rewind the cosmic movie nearly to the point of creation. These achievements have both lifted our spirits and humbled us. They also have given us a new reverence for the workings of nature. In this painting, The Fabric of Space, I try to draw the viewer into the Pandora�s Box that holds the exciting mysteries of the cosmos."

Watercolor


Greg Mort   © 1985
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Origins
"This image was an attempt at capturing the immense beauty of space, while trying to portray the vastness of its scale. Using a degree of artistic license, I try and bring the viewer an eye-pleasing yet somewhat believable view of what may lay out there."

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Hameed Nawaz   © 2004
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Beyond Horizons
"A planet colonized by humans of the future, or a yet to be discovered alien planet, this image tries to capture one of the infinite possibilities there are for life to evolve around us."

Painted in Adobe Photoshop


Hameed Nawaz   © 2004
Artist's Website


A Rose Nebula
"The humbling beauty of abstract nature, created inside a modern computer. As a digital painter, the vast array of tools available allow me as an artist to portray increasingly realistic nebulae, while allowing for complete artistic freedom on the canvas and helping to bring space art in to the digital age."

Painted in Adobe Photoshop


Hameed Nawaz   © 2009
Artist's Website
 
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