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Depicted is the fictional Red Hypergiant named Pyre as it moves into a nebula, incinerating gas with its intense radiation.  Its size is such that if it were placed at the center of our solar system it would encompass the entire orbit of Jupiter.  Such mind blowing sizes are typical of Red Hypergiants, who are nearing the end of their life.  They stand on a knifes edge, burning fuel at unfathomable rates, approaching their ultimate end: a hypernova explosion and collapse into a black hole.

Painted in 3 hours with Adobe Photoshop and my trusty old Wacom Tablet

Created for the Digitalists monthly challenge.  Subject: Fire

Other works:
Solar Driftwood by cosmicspark Endurance by cosmicspark Chromataclysm by cosmicspark Rose Nebula by cosmicspark
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SwordTiger8888's avatar

so... wow... I am extremely impressed. Looks like one of those images in an old encyclopaedia or national geographic or something.

Hello ! Very nice one :) I used it on a non-commercial project. If you want me to remove it, tell me

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kvacm's avatar

This is so beautiful!

Daphne-Brown's avatar
It's so pretty! I love the firey-looking waves going around the star. It gives the picture such a chaotic and scary feeling
Windguardian114's avatar
Is that a... cosmic wave or something ?? Interesting thought on the ways of the universe :)
ammona2011's avatar
Gosh... I loveeees it.. fav
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TToxicKitteNN's avatar
100% beautiful love it
Hawta-Mahmood's avatar
it's beautiful! 
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SmolFishyBoi's avatar
It's amazing how the cosmos can evoke such beauty
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ScribalWriter's avatar
I love the richness of that red - definitely eye catching! :clap:
Masteroflemon's avatar
can is use it for stock? because you sell it for 50 points?
cosmicspark's avatar
No that is not the intent, sorry.
Jerikcho00's avatar
beautiful piece bro your use of the color is well done.
ReclusiveChicken's avatar
You do know astronomy, don't you?

The hypernova is a rare beast, yet few can ignore it...
tadp0l3's avatar
A very unique vision. Stunning stuff!
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Nanahuatli's avatar
Wow. I don't normally look much at space art for whatever reason (I'm a sci-fi lover, but I don't really make much sense), but I find this picture very moving.
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Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy my work.  I see what you did there: very "moving" :P
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