Saturday, December 19, 2009

A new planet discovered orbiting the red dwarf GJ 1214

Based on a piece by David Aguilar (CfA) published on Sky and Telescope's web site. This shows the planet transiting the red dwarf which it orbits. My version was created in 3DS Max except for the planet texture which was done in PhotoShop. Otherwise all of the other textures are procedurals which makes for very fast renders.

1 comment:

  1. That is a really interesting image. The texture of the star is really well done.Do you have a link to the web article?