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Habitable Moon System

To see the whole story of my art collection, please check out my Journal "My Science Fiction Story for my Art Collection."

For textures I used from NASA Visible Earth to help me out.
Many have portrayed a habitable world to be a planet, but a habitable world can be a moon of a planet.
The moon in the picture is a somewhat Earth like world named Sulia. There are forests, volcanos, oceans, deserts and mountain ranges. However due to the eccentrically orbit around the gas giant, massive tidal waves wash across the expanses of this moon rendering most of the land into what essentially is a giant beach. Almost all of the landmasses are a beach desert thousands of miles across.

Sulia is one of my favorite moons, I have done several scenes on it.
Check out, floating in a hot air balloon through one of it's canyons, and to check out it's wild seas splashing on a rocky coast of an island.

67 Light Years from Earth in the Sunatta moon system.

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IProBerserker's avatar
You have just proven Avatar's Pandora unscientific. Nice!
Valinakova's avatar
Hehe :P 

The issue I take with Pandora is the method of travel uses up extreme levels of energy. Recently, Nasa has stated war drive technology might be possible, which would allow for 10x light speed by warping space time using only about 900 pounds of pure energy. (about the energy the US uses in a year) oppose to the extreme levels of energy uses in going near light speed using propulsion anti matter rockets.
IProBerserker's avatar
My issue with it is the massive tidal waves that should be washing across the planet's surface.
Valinakova's avatar
I would agree judging by the eccentricity or the moon's orbit, there should still be plenty of green patches, bu also plenty of golden beach color around the shores. 
grisador's avatar
Awesome Work !
Zireael07's avatar
This is brilliant!
Gurra943's avatar
I'd love to live on that gorgeous moon
iArmando's avatar
I love artwork with side info/stories. Great job on the gas giant textures. I should try out the liquify option i guess ;)
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grssm1's avatar
Did you use brushes for the main planet?
Valinakova's avatar
I used the liquified filters brushes
grssm1's avatar
In English please :)
Valinakova's avatar
under liquified filter you will be able to brush up textures
grssm1's avatar
Alright I'll figure it out! Thanks! This looks superb.
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blackholeripper10's avatar
Like Titan or Europa! Except they're a little too far from the sun. But still. I love the picture it's beautiful!
Valinakova's avatar
It's made so it in a way resemble IO and the planet Earth, reason why it doesn't get turned into a hell is because it has sufficient mass to keep itself stable combined with 10,000 high tides :D
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For the moon I used textures from Saharah Nasa Giss [link] for those who are curious, the gas giant can be done by throwing color first onto a circle in bands of colors, and spending some time practicing liquified filter brush work, than using spherized filter.
Valinakova's avatar
For some reason the discription wont link websites, so check out VISIBLE EARTH NASA [link] for awsome terrestrial textures. When they fix this bug I will post it on the discription....

I hate glitches on the website.
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