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Iridium is a transition metal which is among (or the top of) the hardest, densest, and most corrosion-resistant metals in existence. Furthermore, it is one of the rarest elements in Earth's crust; platinum is 10x, gold is 40x, and silver is 80x more abundant. On the other hand, its concentration in meteorites may be 500x higher.
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In this series, I'm taking things to the extreme: what happens when an impossibly hard and fast-traveling asteroid is on a collision course with a planet? Part 2 deals with the first contact between the two.
Painting the planet was quite fun! Deciding which places should be water and land, areas of vegetation, deserts, mountains, urbanization, weather and clouds, auroras, all of it! After some time, you kind of get into the flow of world-creation
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