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Asteroids: Visions of Mystery and Menace

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The earth faces a disaster which has the potential to end human life on the planet. This looming cataclysm could follow the impact of a large asteroid with the earth. I have “documented” what these asteroids may look like.
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  • Asteroids, Visions of Mystery and Menace

        Humankind's rational fears have historically been confined to terrestrial concerns: war, famine, pestilence, and, more recently, environmental destruction.  Within the last 10 years, however, the scientific community has become aware that the earth faces a disaster which has the potential to end human life on the planet.  Even a full scale nuclear exchange with the former Soviet Union was never thought to have this potential.  This looming cataclysm could follow the impact of a large asteroid with the earth.  The threat is serious enough to have spawned a world-wide scientific effort (the Spaceguard Project) with government funding since 1998, to identify potentially catastrophic earth colliders. 

        In this Series, I have "documented" what these asteroids may look like, seeking to capture the mystery and menace of this alien world.  Following the early asteroid-discovery convention, the images are named for mythological figures.
  • Aphrodite, 40x40"
  • Ares, 30x30"
  • Athena, 40x40"
  • Charon, 40x40"
  • Cronus, 40x40"
  • Eos, 40x40"
  • Eris, 30x30"
  • Eros, 40x40"
  • Gaia, 40x40"
  • Hades, 30x30"
  • Helios, 40x40"
  • Hephaestus, 40x40"
  • Hermes, 40x40"
  • Hyperion, 30x30"
  • Io, 30x30"
  • Pan, 30x30"
  • Pandora, 30x30"
  • Persephone, 30x30"
  • Phoebe, 40x40"
  • Poseidon, 30x30"
  • Titan, 40x40"
  • Triton, 40x40"
  • Zeus, 40x40"
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