Evolution and Habitability of Ocean Worlds
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Each world has a story to tell...

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Cover with title and list of contributors.

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An ocean world can come in many forms. From icy to algae covered and anywhere in between.

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An accurate, to-scale, cut-away of the different sections in the Earth's interior.

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Using NASA imagery, a small, high-res section of the Maine coast looks like a new alien world when blown up to cover an entire planet.

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I used Mathematica to generate terrain maps for some of the planets. I used a diamond-square method, which I explain and provide a copy of the code on my blog.

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Using altimetry data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mathematica I created maps of Mars with different water levels and colors.

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Under the hood view of the arrangement and compositor.

Evolution and Habitability of Ocean Worlds

This was the cover for a grant proposal on the evolution and habitability of ocean worlds. Each of the 4 spokes of this explosive cover depicted an aspect of the proposal. This was my first major 3D project and took a solid week after having only downloaded Blender the week prior!

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