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How Far Away are Our Nearest Stars?

With the recent announcement that their may be a habitable planet just 12 light-years away from Earth, the question keeps getting asked – just how far are the closest solar systems to our own planet? This graphic created by Space.com ...
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The Solar System: Beautifully Visualized in Scale

If you could get all the planets in the galaxy together for a photo shoot in the studio, it would probably look a lot like these insanely well done illustrations of the planetary crew. That’s right too… these aren’t Photoshopped ...
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The Evolving Surface of a Fractal Planet

A grey planet revolves, it’s surface constantly changing texture and shape. Valleys form, mountains sprout out of flat surfaces… such is the creative work of Tom Beddard. An ex-physicist, he likes to make home-brew programs that generate interesting math based ...
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A Julian Assange Portrait Made with 3D Globes

Playing off the globes in the hourglass logo of the WikiLeaks website, computer artist Charis Tsevis has created a highly detailed portrait of Julian Assange. Represented entirely using 3d images of the earth, each planet is rotated so their different ...