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A spacecraft deploys an electric solar wind sail (e-sail). The solar wind is a high-speed stream of electrically charged gases—ionized hydrogen and helium—that flow outward from a star such as the sun. The e-sail array consists of many ultra fine electrified wires spinning to keep them stretched and to present an electric field barrier to the ions, much as a canvas sail does to the wind. Created using Bryce and Photoshop. No stock images used.

98 comments, 30 faves, 506 views — 03/08/2013

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We’re photographers and graphic artists who have been producing commercial and editorial stock images for over twenty-five years. Our work is represented by numerous agencies around the world. We live in Merced, California with our fotokats.

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Wonderful creation, a Space Odyssey… love, xo

  • Thanks for the lovely comment, Anna . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Woweee! STUNNING stuff here, guys! It’s ELECTRIC! lol Fabulous as always! (Are they selling tickets yet??)

  • Fabulous comment, Nadya . . . thanks so much . . . no tickets yet, but we’ll be first in line . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • And thanks for the fave, too!

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioover 2 years ago

    Great work…I like the colors!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment, Ana . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    (I don’t always have the time to do these thank you banners, but now and then I do… just so you know, NOT to receive one doesn’t mean I haven’t seen, or haven’t loved your work!) lol

  • Delightful banner, Nadya . . . we appreciate it when you do find the time. Thanks so much!

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 2 years ago

    fantastic creation

  • Thanks for the great comment and the fave, Lissy . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 2 years ago

    I soooooooooooooo Love these amazing Sci Fi postings sent to my screen, your terrific futuristic art creations are a special imagination in which you own Guys , thank you Carol & Mike for your gorgeous comment on my portrait of Ali …..Best wishes from the UK ..Paulx

  • We do love your wonderful comments, Paul . . . thanks so much! We appreciate the fave, too!

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 2 years ago

    save a ticket for me OK…..looks like a great adventure, stunning work and colours

  • Thanks, Irene . . . love to have you along . . . should be a great trip!

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 2 years ago

    It sounds so technical! However it works, it sure is gorgeous!!

  • Thanks so much, Christina . . . it’s still pretty theoretical, but that’s how they think it will work . . . would be interesting to be far enough into the future to know if it actually does . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation and work. Love the textures in this too.

  • Many thanks for the great comment and the fave, Bunny . . . greatly appreciated.

    – Carol and Mike Werner

  • wannes
    wannesover 2 years ago

    wow…amazing scifi scene…
    excellent work

  • Thanks for the great comment, Wannes . . .

    – Carol and Mike Werner

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