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Requiem by AdamBurn Requiem by AdamBurn
A print of this painting can be bought here [link]


A network of planets orbiting a binary neutron star system whiteness the most powerful event in the known universe. A gamma ray burst, this burst was projected after the two neutron stars which have been spinning and orbiting each other at phenomenal speeds impacted one another, as a result they sent out a huge burst that tore through one of the larger planets in the system. Over the past years the system has sent out gamma ray bursts but usually small ones that have not had an impact on any of the planets in the system, but this time luck ran out.

UPDATE: changed the big shadow behind the smaller planet and changed the border to coincide better with the print, the wallpaper versions will be submitted later in a pack:

Here is my first large project piece of the new year and i thought id start with a bang.
This is also my entry to the sci-fi wallpaper contest which is why it has a pretty cool background border to fit the chosen resolution of the entry which is 1920x1200.

With this picture i was trying to keep a rather vivid colour pallet instead of my usual rather washed and de-saturated pallet.
The print of this piece has a much small border and title mainly cause as a print this large border wouldn't work well. Hope you like i had great fun making it and i will upload some other resolutions later on.

The wallpaper pack can be found here [link]
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Given 2009-03-26
Requiem by =Phoenix-06

There are exploding planets, and EXPLODING PLANETS. This one definately belongs to the second group. Make sure to check out his gallery and give him a watch. ( Featured by TobiasRoetsch )
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Leonitus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't lie to us. We few enlightened ones know that hidden within the blue in the upper right corner is actually Nanoha using her Starlight Breaker (aka 'Friendship Cannon') to befriend the whole world.....we couldn't handle that much pure friendship though.
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narrva Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Exterminatus.
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HenryCooldownNMH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
So this is the original. Looks great 😄
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incoming-101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful artwork here. So many spacescape artworks, so little time...
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aLOZFreak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
That awkward moment when that superweapon you've spent the last 25-30 years developing is finally test fired and the results exponentially exceed the estimates......
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Sinsearach Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
Quasars are more powerful.
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Dreigonix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, did you know this was used in the intro cutscene of Dungeon Fighter Online?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm yeah I see, they seem to have painted over some bits of it. Pretty rude, thanks for the heads up I shall reach out to them and see if I can settle it :ahoy:
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magshi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice art piece.

That being said, a gamma ray bust wouldn't destroy a planet like that, it's a burst of extreme radiation in the form of gamma rays, it has
no mass, therefore it can't make any sort of physical impact. That being said, while it can't destroy a planet, a gamma ray burst CAN effectively
render a planet lifeless.
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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Oh I know this i saw it in this video m.youtube.com/watch?v=8En-59HD…
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Deinoraptor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Just three words : EPIC AND BEAUTIFUL !
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LaughingElijahArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is what happens when you use a Death Starkiller Base Star Thing...

You blow up a planet.
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xr201 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
template for imma firing ma lazor
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Viper2458 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
Can gamma ray bursts dO that in REAL LIFE!?!?!?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not exactly like this, I think they are considerably wider and likely not visible in the visible light spectrum, if they did hit a planet it would likely just cook it and strip it of any atmosphere turning it into a barren rock rather than esplode it like this :ahoy:
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Viper2458 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
I thought so. But this is still cool. (were the planets that were hit garden worlds)
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JackieCrossley Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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jkl25000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Writer
welp, riperoni in pepperoni to earth, nice painting though

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hehe, i find it interesting that i came here from a YTP
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Treverum13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Interface Designer
oneshots
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
"Head Shot"
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Treverum13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Student Interface Designer
You really love destroying planets :D
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LoBoASK Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You almost can feel that impact on Earth, hey wait what's that sound... :P
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aLOZFreak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
Uh oh.....
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :D
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ExionianArtist Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOOOOOOO!!!!! WE JUST HAD A TEST ON THAT XDXDXDXDXD anywho
this is neat as neatness can be infact so neat it becomes badass.
I also need to thank you because i have been trying to show the power
of an oc of mine and this helped alot.
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Jolbucley Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
The probability of that burst hitting the planet must have been pretty low, making this all the more impressive.
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Desmend-Wolf-Volket Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Artist
So you are the creator of this beautiful disaster. Very well made.
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Not sure if Dragon Ball Z or or a laser coming out of a portal from another dimension.
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Jcraft153 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Looks alot like the effect from the giant planet destroying spaceship from Ender's Game (the movie version) i forget the name...
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Either. That world is screwed.
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P0MG Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!!!!HOLY!!!!
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RoseStarDragonMP3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o (Eek)  Way too epic.... Heart 
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aeoncat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
HOW S%^$&&%$H
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iluvEBF Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Writer
I can use this one picture in my imagination to create a huge landscape being torn apart by the gamma rays. A good piece of art creates a universe, and you, sir, have created a truly beautiful piece of art.
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AlphaIntercept Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're probably aware of this, but...
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah been around quite a while :ahoy:
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Omnigross98 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Wow. Just wow. Awesome.
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Wetan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is amazing and I've been in love with it for years! 
Is there anywhere I can download a 1080p/1920x1080 version?
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Gear2ndGandalf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Goku's most powerful spirit bomb yet!
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the complete light in this secen and these circle explosions arround the planet.
Amazing
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Jeanmarie20 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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KCanArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
so beautiful. so epic. :')
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Defiant688 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Oh my god!. wow... thats just.... stunning.
headshot? no. we're taking decapitation!
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Boom. Intergalactic Headshot.
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IMMA FIRIN MA LAZOR!

Awesome!!!!
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BladeEffect Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooouuh shit! That planet just got fucked up! Awesome
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Diegolocomartyn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Wow, awesome. Incredible knowledge of the field makes all the more interesting and mesmerizing.
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Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! EPIC!!!! Love it!!
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ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:iconshoopda::iconwhoopp:
IMMA FIRIN MA LAZOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Stormrider19 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me: *singsong* It all started with a big bang!
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