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Trillion Year World by uxmal750ad Trillion Year World by uxmal750ad
In this scene which I'm calling "Trillion Year World", I'm depicting the view from the surface of a hypothetical moon in orbit around Gliese 876 b, which is a known exoplanet in orbit around a nearby red dwarf star about 15 light years from Earth.  Discovered in 1998, the planet which I'm depicting here to have a beautiful ring system, is estimated to be approximately twice as massive as Jupiter.  Gliese 876 b currently lies outside the habitable zone of its parent star, but in trillions of years time, as the main-sequence red dwarf continues to evolve, its habitable zone will slowly expand and move further outward encompassing the massive planet and any moons it may have.  If any moon of Gliese 876 b is large enough to hold onto its own atmosphere it may enjoy mild conditions favorable for the evolution of life.  Our own Sun and Earth will be long gone by this point, but these worlds will continue to evolve slowly under the tangerine-colored skies of their Methuselah star for literally trillions of years to come.

I rendered the landscape and cloud features for this scene using Vue 2015.  The gas giant and its ring system were both done in Photoshop and integrated into the scene using PS.  Any comments you may have on this piece are always welcome.
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Gorgeous, thank you!
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Thanks!
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
You're welcome!
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RJL7983 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Imagine how advanced a civilization could become if it had a nice big, habitable, planet around a star that lasted tens of trillions of years.
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
I have no doubt there is more than one out there somewhere.
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RJL7983 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
And if they had the advantage of time travel, trans-universal travel or if they could prolong the life of their star by many orders of magnitude. Now imagine that over 10^300 civilizations out there did one or all of these and far more. There could be civilizations that there like that.
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Eugenius330 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the perspective in this one.
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Thanks!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
That´s really cool! Or the gas giant moves closer to the sun and the moons become habitable?
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Planets can certainly migrate as well.  It all depends on the systems particular circumstances.  In the case of Gliese 876 where the star system is already fairly old, not much is going to change with the planets orbits barring any outside influence.  However, the star itself will continue to evolve and after another trillion years or so will be burning a little hotter than it does now.  But who knows?  We can predict events broadly in "deep time" but nothing can be known for certain.  A trillion years is an awfully long time...
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Indeed, I just read red dwarfs will also be the last stars to create light and
at the end will turn into a black dwarf. But this needs such a long time, that no
single black dwarf exists yet^^

What they also said, planets must be very close to the red dwarf to be in the habitable zone,
and will always show one side to the sun.
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tsahel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's amazing ! I love the idea.
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Thanks so much!  I always liked the idea of using Science to predict how the universe will evolve over immense lengths of time.
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tsahel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can give very cool and interresting idea ;)
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Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is astoundingly beautiful!
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Thanks!  I really appreciate it!
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Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You betcha ;)
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Irsanna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Very old Tangerine world is wonderful! It's like a very old China under the control of mandarins (we have in Russian tangerine - Mandarin). Imagine what it will be like in such a world Andersen's tale about the Nightingale.
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Thank you!  I think it's fascinating to think such worlds could exist hundreds of times longer than our own.  Planets like this could be around when most of the stars in the galaxy have long burned out.
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Irsanna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
Yes, it's fascinating. And you perfectly depicted the old age of this world, its corroded with time.
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Nice Pic amazing layout.
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Have installed as my desktop background. Love the image!!!
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Thanks.  I know this is a bit of a dark image and looks better in a dark room.  I hope it works out as a wallpaper...
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It does!
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