The dichotomy of the worlds discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Worlds potentially teeming with life to worlds of liquid rock.
Kepler 78b - A rocky planet so close to its star that the surface is likely molten. Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-78b
Kepler 186f - One of the more likely places life may exist outside our solar system. Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-186f
Poster for 'Lava Worlds to Living Worlds', a public talk by Dr. Natalie Batalha
Test renders during the process of making the lava planet.
This was for a public talk on the great discoveries of the Kepler mission. In our search for life, we have found some of the most inhospitable places in the galaxy.