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HD 85512 b by The-Prototype92 HD 85512 b by The-Prototype92
Star Info

:bulletred: Star : Gliese 370
:bulletred: Constellation : Vela
:bulletred: Right Ascension : 09h 51m 07.1s
:bulletred: Declination : −43° 30′ 10″
:bulletred: Distance : 36 LY (11.1 PC)
:bulletred: Age : 5.61 Gyr
:bulletred: Magnitude : 7.66

:bulletblack: Notes : The star is approximately one billion years older than the Sun.

Planet Info

:bulletorange: Type : Super-Earth

:bulletblue: Mass : 3.6 Earth Mass
:bulletblue: Temperature : 24.138 °C (75 °F).
:bulletblue: Surface G's : 1.4 G
:bulletblue: Orbital Distance : 0.26 AU
:bulletblue: Orbital Period : 54 Days
:bulletblue: Orbital Speed : 94.913 km/s
:bulletblue: Moons : 4

:bulletblack: Status : CONFIRMED August 17, 2011

Atmospheric Composition

:bulletyellow: Nitrogen : Unknown
:bulletyellow: Oxygen : Unknown
:bulletyellow: Argon : Unknown
:bulletyellow: Carbon Dioxide : Unknown
:bulletyellow: Trace Elements : Unknown


:bulletgreen: Based on the bolometric luminosity of its parent star, the planet would receive 1.86 times as much light as Earth does from the Sun.

:bulletgreen: Reaching HD 85512 b at the current record spacecraft speed, the Helios Probes (247,517 km/hour | 153,800 mi/hour), it would take approximately 156,971 years.

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AngelOfEther Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist


I would like to ask if I may have permission to use this image for a presentation of a school project? The presentation will feature a mock game concept in order to practice and utilize our teambuilding skills that we've learned throughout the course. We will be setting up a FAKE Kickstarter in order to inspire our classmates to fund our project using imaginary currency given by our instructor. This project by no means has any commercial value and will only be used for educational purposes. 

If you would like to know more or have any questions please contact me at my personal email at I thank you for the time to read and hope to have the privilege of using your inspirational artwork for our project. 



The-Prototype92 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've sent you an email :) 
AngelOfEther Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I have responded
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Great looking system! I've read about this one (cool info btw) I'm thinking it would have surface conditions worse than Venus. More mass would have a denser atmosphere, couple that with a greenhouse effect, and you'd have the seventh level of Hell, likely in the boiler room!
SchwarzeDrache Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Hi! I'm not an expert, but I believe that since the planet has a larger surface the higher mass wouldn't necessarily mean that it will have a denser atmosphere, an the greenhouse effect would depend on its composition, so instead of a boiler room you may have a giant snow ball!
On the other hand, I could be absolutely wrong ;)

Anyway... the picture is awesome but something about the shadows bothers me. They don't seem to follow the path of the light. Apart from that is pretty cool. And is nice to see someone that actually know how to use a lens flare (That's a lens flare, right? :D)

Prometheus273 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The atmosphere the planet has is primarily influenced by gravity.  Higher mass planets would retain greater, thicker, and heavier gases while lower mass planets would retain less, even to the point of not retaining anything at all if they're really small.  Another factor in atmospheric retention is the state of the core of the planet.  Higher mass planets would retain their molten, liquid cores for a longer period of time and this would enable them to generate a magnetic field which would shield them from the solar wind.  A planet's magnetic field is key to retaining whatever atmosphere it has as the solar wind can strip away whatever unprotected atmosphere a planet has.
Since the artist has stated that the average temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which is quite high for an average temperature and thus indicates as warm/hot atmosphere, the atmosphere would likely be hot, dense, high in carbon dioxide, water vapor, and, depending on the level of plant life, oxygen.
SchwarzeDrache Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Ok. So I was absolutely wrong. Learned something new.
4thgeneration Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
156971 years?


Well, lets get started then!
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I like this one, I think you still need to work on lighting a little bit, especially with regard to the planet's atmosphere and angles of shadows.
it's quite nice though :D.
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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