March 8th, 1999
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Captain's Log for Nova
Image Credits:
Everything - Jim Varner
Image Notes:
Nova depicts our sun going nova at the end of its life. As its nuclear fuel ran out, the Sun swelled into a Red Giant that engulfed the innermost planets. Unfortunately, the sun cannot maintain that state forever, and the end comes rather violently as it collapses in upon itself and releases a massive shockwave destined to destroy the remaining planets in our solar system. Eventually, this stellar ejecta will form a beautiful nebula in the night sky of some distant world.
Not much. I hand painted the nebula, planet texture, and used Real Lens Flare 1.5 to create the explosion.