“At the Chabot Space and Science Center there were some old, poor quality images, probably downloaded from internet and printed on office paper, showing the Sun and the planets to scale. I found the images content to be extremely interesting, but the design and quality was definitely something that could have been improved. I decided to give it a try, and create a brand new, more artistic view of our solar system, poster size (36″ x 36″), and donate it to the Center to replace those old prints.
The 3D geometry was not too complex, but there was a lot of lighting experimentation to get the scene illuminated only by the Sun itself, and some time consuming multi-layer composition in Photoshop.”
Ziche has generously provided the illustration as a high-resolution download. You can find a 27.1 mb PNG version here.
Lastly, check out the video below to see a comparison of our Sun compared to other large stars we have discovered.
Compared To Our Sun
Sources: Twistedsifter, Roberto Ziche, Nebuchadnezzar, Knowledge In It's Purest Form
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