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February 20, 2017
Haumea by JustV23
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Haumea

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My interpretation of Haumea seen from one of it’s moons. It is known that Haumea has a dark red spot on it’s surface. I liked the theory of it being an impact crater.

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and how do i get the 4k image ?

TaralWayne's avatar
It looks a bit like a nipple ... but you can expect then to say that on a NASA website.  Interesting guess about the crater, though.  I wouldn't have guessed such an angular rock surface, which looks more like mass wastage, but after you've seen 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, it isn't safe to make safe bets.
mattdiction's avatar
A lot of craters look like nipples.
This is Darin Ragozzine, an expert on Haumea. This is an extremely good piece of art. I'll probably be using it for my scientific presentations on Haumea, thanks to your generous sharing with the CC license!
AriverInrome's avatar
1rst prize to Haumea for being the wierdest celestial body
shadesmaclean's avatar
Fun news! It looks like Haumea has a ring! =P arstechnica.com/science/2017/1…
Ludwig1920's avatar
Fascinating image. And until now i did not even know this planetoid exists!
Vumpalouska's avatar
That's just awesome.
Xlydrs's avatar
truely magnificent ^_^
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE's avatar
jbrownhybridlord's avatar
It's a gorgeous piece, and I always love seeing dwarf planets get some love, but the irregularity has me a bit confused, given that, despite its ellipsoidal shape, it's in hydrostatic equilibrium. Is that just supposed to be really heavy cratering? 

Still, I love this. It's like something from the space books I would read as a kid.
roarthebigdancer's avatar
Just beautiful... I'm always amazed that people can do art like this.
recreoconts's avatar
Such a mesmerizing and impactful landscape!
ILikePencilsAndErt's avatar
The scenery is beautiful. Keep it up
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