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

Each world has a story to tell...

Cover with title and list of contributors.

Cover with title and list of contributors.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Under the hood view of the arrangement and compositor.

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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