There’s no place like space!

1940s space artist Chesley Bonestell knew this well. He was famous for his great paintings of foreign planetscapes, such as his 1944 painting of how Saturn would look from its moon, Titan:

This painting has been described in the past as “the painting that launched a thousand careers” because of how successfully it captured the imagination of people both then and now. What is maybe most impressive about Bonestell’s work is that the scales are pretty accurate, well-matching what would actually be seen in the sky from these foreign worlds!

For a detailed investigation, see this article: http://treasurehunter.wikidot.com/physbits-20

Guest post by: V.A. Moss, C. Pudding

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