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Kepler-22b by Alpha-Element Kepler-22b by Alpha-Element
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update 2: made the resolution much higher! 10,000px X 6,000px, my biggest image yet!:omfg: the planet itself is 5,000px across!:faint: file type as png for even more quality! added some background stars using the celestia. their positions relative to the system are fairly accurate.

update: added a contrast layer to the image and now it looks so much better!:faint: also added a second moon. gave the planet a little tilt! fixed a few defects in the planets ocean layer. removed some stars and made the stars smaller! added some text.

here, i've made the exoplanet kepler-22b in my depiction of it!:)

now for its stats:

:bulletblue: constellation: Cygnus
:bulletblue: star name: Kepler-22
:bulletblue: star type: G type, main sequence
:bulletblue: system name: Kepler-22
:bulletblue: distance from earth: 620 ly

:bulletblue: planet name: Kepler-22b
:bulletblue: class: super-earth
:bulletblue: sub class: ocean world
:bulletblue: size: 2.5 earths
:bulletblue: gravity: 2.0-2.5 earth gravity
:bulletblue: atm. comp.: nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour, other gases, (probably high in carbon dioxide, hydrogen)
:bulletblue: atm type: dense, very cloudy
:bulletblue: temp: hot
:bulletblue: satellites: 2 hypothical/ possibly 2-4
:bulletblue: orbit: eccentric
:bulletblue: orbital distance: 0.85 au
:bulletblue: year: 290 earth days
:bulletblue: place in system: inner edge of habitable zone


-they say it is a super earth, ocean world, 2.5 times the size of earth with 2.5 earth gravity.

-it is located in the kepler-22 system, and orbits just on the inside of the stars habital zone, with an eccentric orbit.
so its a moderately hot world, and i've given it an average temperature of 80C.
now the water won't really boil because of the planets high gravity and dense atmosphere pushing down on the water, but there will be very violent storms and dense clouds, as well as heavy thunder showers. and the heat will generate furoscious winds which i estimate at around 400kmh.

-i estimate chances of life on this world to be around 5-10%.

-because of the planets large gravity, it should have at least 1 or 2 large moons, with a few smaller ones. so i've given the planet two hypothetical moons. the one in the distance is about a little more than 1.5 times the size of our moon. the one in the foreground is about 1/2 the size of of our moon. the moons should also have water, but it may most likely be in the form of clouds in their atmospheres, with a very small chance of there being liquid water on their surface.


this is the very first exoplanet i've ever made, and i assure you that there will be more to come!:D so enjoy the image!;)


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:iconkeplerzone:
KeplerZone Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Planet Kepler-22b Globe
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WretchedEggX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
We really need to engineer a way to open worm holes in space if  human are ever going to have a chance at ever colonizing other planets. A faster than light space craft is not going to cut it.
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bitsincorporated Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
if humanity ever colonize this planet,i suggest they name the colony "neokepler",because it's a really cool name,that's why.
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John-AM Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a nice depiction of 22! better the the one NASA came out with.:XD: Isn't it just something to think that with all our concepts of these exoplanets, just what they really look like, even right now, as they drift in their orbit around their host star?
Again, very nice piece.
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blakmanta Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Very, VERY beautiful.
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you.:)
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sammywhiskers Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
how meny moon does kelpler have?
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this planet only has 2 in this picture. we don't know how many moons it actually has.
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pedro8999 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I need to learn how to make this, are awesome!, do you make tutorials or videos?
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm currently making some tutorials. however, i may not be getting into the details of planet creation any time soon though.
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Awesome Picture !
(What?! A planet full of water or liquid and chance of life is %10? Oh the İrony ! :D )
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

thanks!

it may be a planet covered in a huge deep ocean of water, but due to its size, it may also be a mini neptune and so may not be a life supporting world.

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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
You're welcome !
Well life always found its ways. I heard the moon have a gravity-based tectonic system from Jupiter and that warm up the ice/oceans.
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very inspiring!
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome and thank you!:)
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the new planet is gliese 682
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is good this in 2009

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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes this planet was dicovered in december 2009
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is Real
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pedro8999 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, what software you use?
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, i use photoshop cs5.:)
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:iconpedro8999:
pedro8999 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!, do you make tutorials? :-)???
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll see if i can make one or two.:)
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Spartan1620Sully Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This is so realistic WOWWWWWW I love it!!! Alpha-Element do you realize how good this is!!!!!?
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it!:D
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xelanesque Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
What program did u use to make this masteriece?
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i used photoshop cs5 and cosmic pack 3.
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Awesome. If they found 1 or 2 planets like this within the Kepler spacecraft's field of vision alone, imagine how many there are in our galaxy! :D
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like it!:)
and your right, kepler can only see the planet's that transit their stars as seen from our system. so if kepler found like 30 transiting habitable planet candidates within a narrow field of view stretching maybe 3000 light years, theres no telling just how many habitable worlds there are out there in our galaxy alone!:)
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
You're welcome ^-^
At least 1000! :D
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at least 1000? i say at least 1 million!:)
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Well Kepler is looking at about 145,000 stars.
It has found about 30 candidates for planets that may support life.
There are about 200,000,000,000 stars in the galaxy.

The following I'll use a calculator for:
200,000,000,000 divided by 145,000 equals 1,379,310.34483.
1,379,310.34483 multiplied by 30 equals 41,379,310.3448.

So we're both way off but you're closer.
There should be over 41 million habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually, there should be even more than that! remember, you only used the number of habitable planet candidates that transit as seen from earth, and not the total number kepler is gazing at could be much much higher! so there could be at least 1 billion in our galaxy alone!
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
So for every 200 stars there is a habitable planet. That means that there would almost certainly be life in more than one place.
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, most likely!:)
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ACephSoldier Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Epic
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!:)
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angelriv Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it! I can imagine some of our distant descendants being crazy enough to try to colonize it and tame this world...
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it! and yeah, i guess in the future we'll have the technology that allows us to colonise worlds like this.
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jkazimir Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
misclicked the love comment, d'oh.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh!:)
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jkazimir Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Sorry, that should say: smaller average density due to same pressure (proportional analog) and inevitable definition-killing effervescent gas envelope.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok.
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jkazimir Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Can't resist just a little bit of science pedantry. 2.5 times the earth's size doesn't translate to 2.5 the gravity, anyway the real figure is 2.4 earth radius's. you have to take into account the 1-D dimensional (diameter or radius) increase of the 3-D volumetric increase. Mathematical law states that for three dimensional solids of consistent proportions, twice one dimension is four times the face area and eight times the volume. Given that the gravity at a point -itself a certain distance from the center of gravity of the object (e.g. surface gravity or photosphere)- decreases to one quarter with twice that particular distance, then assuming same density we have a planet with 13.8 times the mass and volume, and therefore 5.76g. Bit much.

not to worry though...
Assuming a greater average density due to distance-proportional mass and increasing pressure area (2.4/2.4^2 = 1/2.4^2) = 0.416) which it probably won't be), then a proportional Earth analog at 2.4 times Earth radius and 13.8 times the volume has 5.74 times the mass and therefore a gravity of about... 2.38g.

Ha! Hows that for a justification?
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
0.o
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh, ok.:eyepopping:
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Larenza98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This is amazing! Did you use any stock, or did you create your own textures?
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!:)
the cloud and moon textures are stock images.
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TheSPunk3d Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really dig the planet man! It looks better than the one NASA gave us!

I just downloaded the image and started tweaking it a little... I think you could add "just a little" more contrast with the image. The planet looks sorta "Dull"! But not in a bad sort of way! I just think Kepler could use a little more "Presence" in the piece!

Using the Black/White adjustment works very well for this sort of thing. Just make sure to set the adjustment to "Overlay,Soft,Hard ect..." and depending on the effect you want just adjust the opacity! The planet looks great though! But, remember for space artists "in particular" contrast is a pretty important part of a scene! It helps give dynamic to the art!

P.S I hope you continue this series I think it's pretty awesome! :D
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by kepler's "prescence", do you actually mean the spacecraft in the piece itself, or something else?

and thanks for the constructive feedback and advice, much appreciated!:D also i'm glad you like the image, and i assure you that the series will continue!;)
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