Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Kepler-69c by Alpha-Element Kepler-69c by Alpha-Element


hi!:) i bring to you another space scape!:D this time it's another kepler world and this one is dubbed kepler-69c. it was recently discovered and is one of the most habitable planets discovered to date. to tell you the truth, i've actually been waiting quite some time since the discovery of kepler-22b, for the kepler team to announce the discovery of some new habitable worlds. and i must say, the wait was well worth it too!

and yes, i know some of you will say that it looks alot like my rendition of kepler-22b, but please cut me some slack as i'm trying to keep the planet asthetically pleasing while scientifically accurate at the same time.

:bulletred:i recommend downloadng to see all detail. also, large file size, sorry if it takes long.:bulletred:

so enjoy the image! and remember that comments and critques and favs are welcome and appreciated!;)


Kepler - 69c

:bulletblue:constellation:  ................... Cygnus
:bulletblue:distance from earth: ......... 2,700 ly
:bulletblue:star's name: ..................... Kepler - 69
:bulletblue:star's type: ....................... G (main sequence)
:bulletblue:star's mass: ...................... 0.81 solar masses
:bulletblue:star's radius: ..................... 0.93 solar radii
:bulletblue:system's name: ................. Kepler - 69
:bulletblue:# planets in system: .......... 2
:bulletblue:system's age: ................... 4.0 billion years

:bulletblue:planet's status: ................ confirmed
:bulletblue:planet's name: ................. Kepler - 69c
:bulletblue:planetary class: ................ super earth
:bulletblue:planetary sub-class: .......... possible ocean planet
:bulletblue:habitable class: ................ thermo planet
:bulletblue:planet's radius: ................ 1.71 earth radii
:bulletblue:planet's mass: .................. 5.0 earth masses assuming a density the same as earths.
:bulletblue:planet's density: ............... unknown, but it is not likely to be higher than earth's density of 5.515 g/cm³.
:bulletblue:rotation period: ................. unlikely to be tidally locked
:bulletblue:atm. comp.: ..................... nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour, other gasses
:bulletblue:atm. density: .................... probably slightly denser than earth's, not likely to be very dense.
:bulletblue:average surface temp: ....... 26°C
:bulletblue:satellites: ......................... 3 (hypothetical)

:bulletblue:orbital eccentricity: ............ unknown (but likely to be lower than 0.2)
:bulletblue:orbital distance: ................ 0.76 au
:bulletblue:year: ................................ 242.5 earth days
:bulletblue:place in system: ................ inner edge of habitable zone


Kepler-69c (formerly, KOI-172.02) is a confirmed super-Earth extrasolar planet, about 70% larger than Earth, orbiting a Sun-like G-type star, Kepler-69, located about 2,700 ly (830 pc) from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus. The planet was discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft using the transit
method, in which the dimming effect that a planet causes as it crosses in front of its star is measured. Kepler-69c is most likely a terrestrial planet within the inner part of its host star's habitable zone. Initial discovery of the planet was announced on January 7, 2013; confirmation was announced on April 18, 2013. Kepler-69c is notable because, at the time of its discovery, the candidate was one of the most Earth-like planets, in terms of size and temperature, yet found and, as such, according to the scientists, a "prime candidate to host alien life".

Current models of the planet indicate that it is a possible ocean planet, meaning that its entire surface is covered by an ocean. however, due to the planet's size and mass, the oceans aren't likely to be very deep and may only be a few dozen kilometers deep at most, compared to the planet kepler-22b that may have oceans hundreds of kilometers deep. the planet may also be a hot world due to its orbit around its star, thus causing more water to evaporate from it's surface and form larger, more intense storms. this would ravage the planet's surface and act as a hinderance to life. any life on this planet can escape the storms by travelling deeper into the oceans or by evolving with a tougher exterior to withstand the wind and rain. despite these factors, the planet would still be extremely habitable.

the planet's density is not likely to exceed earths density of 5.515 g/cm³ and so its mass should also not exceed 5 earth masses. given the planet's size, its density should also be far above the density of the planet neptune. the planet should also have a few large moons due to its size. three hypothetical moons are shown here, however none are larger than half the radius of our moon.


:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:This Artwork is © 2013 Alpha-Element. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Add a Comment:
I really like this picture. It looks as if this was an ocean world, which is highly likely. The vision is really good. The originality is beyond 5 stars, about 100 stars. This is a really good picture. The technique is beyond 5 stars as well, at least 500 stars, I say. The impact is a very good touch. It may not have moons, but it could, as it is in its star's habitable zone, it is very likely to have moons. This is a very good picture. So let me say one more thing, keep up the good work! :D
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
2 out of 2 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A potentially habitable world.
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Footgeneral Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  New Deviant
 If you are given a chance to name Kepler-68 c. What will be its name ?
Cool effects.
Tesla-That-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
I'd call it Invidia~
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably Adad, after the assyrian storm god.
Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Are you freaking kidding me ? ! This is a really pretty planet. Hopefully I can move there...
LuispicardLS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
2Dillustrations Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2700 lys from Earth :S we will never see that beauty ..but this is really a great job,i think :)
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, it is one of the really further planets. buts its still fun to imagine how they may look.
orji247 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WretchedEggX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Unfortunately, this planet was found not to be habitable.
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, i know, its kind of a bummer that it's more likely to be a super venus instead. i've been thinking of doing an alternative version of the planet in that condition, if i have the time, i may try to produce it.
Customer13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Dear Alfa,

I have send you a note, how much money you want , to make a real night globe ??
And do you make animation video ??

ETeRaD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Look here…

This explanet was detecet by transit. We known the radius (about 11 000 km vs. Earth 6378 km). Unfortunately we do not know density, mass and gravity. If it is the rocky planet with same density like Earth (this is a lot), the gravity is 1,7-1,8 g. But it can be planmet with rocky core and very thick atmosphere (something between gas Neptune and rocky Earth). The atmosphere pressure could be big. Look at Exccentricity 0,14. This is a lot of. Difference between periastron and apoastron is quite huge (more than every planets in solar system).
Eqilibrium temperature - that is question and it very depend on the atmosphere thickness and compounds. If there are a lot of greenhouse gasses, themperature at surface can exceed 500°C and maybe 1000°C but it can be only 100°C. Water vapour is greenhouse gas and it can caused runway greenhouse effect. But if the planet is like Arrakis or Taoine desert planet withouth greenhouse gasses - temperature is OK. We can not find the length of day (and magnetic field strength). Stelar activity can bel oower than Sun. And tidal locking (one half permanent light and one half permanent night), it is quite far away from star and probablity of tidal locking is low.
esk6a Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEA!!! This planet looks really sweet! Really great job with this one!
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like it!:D
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I think a few more visible stars would be nice, and less lighting on the actual planet (as some detail has been lost) but otherwise gorgeous work! :D
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're probably right, the image could use alittle more depth. but other than that, thanks and glad you like it!:)
huodi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
You were right; the big file is worth downloading! Fabulous work!
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it and thanx!:D
Dagohbert Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Wow, amazing work as usual !
Don't you get afraid of all your endless space ? (joking ^^)
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks and harhar...:)
AsariGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Breathtaking :D Very well done my friend.
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!:)
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
April 28, 2013
Image Size
23.4 MB
Submitted with


9,519 (4 today)
168 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.