Five hand drawn sketches of Jupiter were used to create this beautifully detailed flat map of the ruling gas giant's turbulent cloud tops. Observing on different dates in November and December of 2011, astronomical artist Fred Burgeot has relied on Jupiter's rotation to cover the planet's complete circumference. Drawn Sketches, Flats Maps, Colors Pencil Drawing, Handdrawn Planisph, Hand Drawn, Colored Pencils, Clouds Tops, Hands Drawn, Details Flats
Storms of Jupiter. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” - Roy Batty, in the movie Blade Runner
The Rosette Nebula is not the only cosmic cloud to evoke the imagery of flowers, but it is the most famous. At the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, the petals of this rose are actually a stellar nursery whose lovely, symmetric shape is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars. The stars in the energetic cluster are only a few million years old, while the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula, is about 50 light-years in diameter.
Thackary's Globules. Located in rich star fields & hydrogen gas, these opaque clouds of interstellar dust & gas are so large they might be able to form stars. They are located in IC 2944, a bright stellar nursery about 5900 ly away toward the constellation Centaurus. The largest of these dark globules, first spotted by S African astronomer A. D. Thackeray in 1950, is likely two separate but overlapping clouds.
Exaggerated hues in this false-color image tint clouds swirling southeast of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
Jupiter and Io. "The image shows a major eruption in progress on Io's night side, at the northern volcano Tvashtar. Incandescent lava glows red beneath a high volcanic plume, whose uppermost portions are illuminated by sunlight. The plume appears blue due to scattering of light by small particles in the plume."