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Someone knows how to give a girl a diamond ~ ! by Nadya Johnson

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No swimming this time out .. the lakes on this airless world orbiting a double sun are liquid methane, not H2O. But yes, that’s a diamond in the sky. And they’ve found these, for real! Much earlier in life it would have been a star but upon its collapse, it left a massive diamond core. That’s what becomes of carbon if compressed enough ~ provided the compression isn’t great enough to take it further yet, in which event it would have turned into a neutron star or singularity (black hole). This one has strayed into another system from the looks of it…


Don’t know WHO is down there… ! Luckily the Big Blue Box is methane-proof, cold-proof, vacuum-proof and generally impervious to everything ~ with the possible exception of pretty Earth-girls, who seem to get aboard with amazing regularity.

For all you Whovians, a little music! I didn’t make this video … looks like officerdibbles was inspired to combine the Doctor with imagery from NASA too. (More information on the search for extra-solar worlds below.)

March 6 was the third anniversary for Kepler, NASA’s satellite devoted to the search for extra-solar planets. As of February 27, 2012 a total of 760 alien planets (in 609 planetary systems and 100 multiple planetary systems) have been confirmed; and according to the website there are 2,321 more candidates to analyze ~ and more are added almost by the day! Most of these candidates are expected to be valid (not false positives) and many apparently, are much closer to the size of Earth than those discovered earlier.

A number of planets have been confirmed in binary systems and in at least one case ~ HD 188753 Ab ~ worlds have formed in triple-stellar systems, where the sunsets really have to be spectacular! This depicts a system with twin suns and multiple planets like our own. More of those are being found as well. One of the most intriguing is the Kepler-11 system. Six planets have been found there and their orbits are like those we know at home ~ circular, not wildly erratic as most seem to be. That was only one of many surprises awaiting astronomers who thought before the age of exo-world discovery dawned, that circular orbits were probably the norm throughout the Universe. Nearly everything they thought about the Universe is undergoing question at this point, including how planets form at all, where they form, and what sorts of places actually exist out there.

Don’t you wish you had an invitation to the Big Blue Box yourself so you could tour the galaxy and see it all?? I took the number down ~ they showed it on tv ~ but I can’t seem to get an answer. Darn!

I was going to do something “serious” with this… simply my interpretation of a landscape on another world… but first of all I have trouble doing “serious” for longer than a day (!) and secondly, the image screamed for a focal point so there it is!

Photoshop Creation

Most of this is custom. I began with a star-scape from the Hubble but it’s barely visible. I made the diamond with Flexify and the planets as well (but for the little green one, taken from a shot of Neptune). The foreground is done with Flood and the Tardis is mine (I do own a model!)

Multiple light-layers, color-layers, textures are applied in CS2

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Francis Bacon

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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work Nadya, not a who fan but have watched a couple of series of late, very entertaining if not far out…..never a dull moment……but most of all I love the music and this video is just brilliant

  • Thanks Irene! I really appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 3 years ago

    Yes…why do pretty Earth-girls always end up in the box….the Doctor is one smooth cat.
    And this work is out of this world!!!

  • Thank you, Von! Yeah… one could look at it like, “What a cad!” heh Love em and leave em, that’s the Doc. But who wouldn’t take the trip?! Most fans would choose David I suspect, but I think I’d go for Christopher. Either way, no one picked up the phone so I guess I’ll have to wait. I really appreciate your comment! :)

    – Nadya Johnson

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
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  • Thank you, Dee! I shall!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you Liz for such a wonderful comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 3 years ago

  • I am so pleased, Meeli! Thanks!!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Francis!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! You do impress me in more than one way, Nadya!…very cool image and I love what you saw in it!

  • Thank you for your fabulous comment, Karen!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Nicely done, Nadya . . . yeah, David is our favorite, but then we’ve mostly watched his shows . . . fun!

  • Thank you, Carol and Mike! I think it’s that time of year again… very anxious for the new series to begin. I get away from it awhile, then I chance to see an older episode and realize how good it really is! I like Matt and I’m sure we all miss David. But Christopher’s a huge fave for me: I thought and still think, he’s like Rodney Dangerfield: not enough respect! lol Of all the doctors, to me he’s the most Real of the bunch. And who’d want to tour the universe with David, really? WAY too handsome ~ every woman in the Cosmos and half the men would be after him. heh! I appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much for your comment, Charmiene!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 3 years ago
    Maybe Gallifrey! Stunning and so creative Nadya!!!
  • Thank you! Yes, I wish they’d show more of Gallifrey. Then, theoretically ~ its gone. Too bad! :(

    – Nadya Johnson

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