Skip to comments.The End of the World Might Just Look Like This
Posted on 07/20/2013 10:23:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
In the past few decades, Miller has written and illustrated more than 50 books, his latest being Is the End of the World Near? From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios. His artwork has been featured in numerous magazines, including Air & Space, Scientific American, National Geographic and Discover, and he has dabbled in film, as a production illustrator for Dune (1984) and Total Recall (1990).
About 10 years ago, Miller picked up digital art. I resisted digital for a long time. I thought it would look generic, he says. I did a few and showed them to my friends who said, Oh, these look just like Ron Miller paintings. Thats all it took to sell me on it. The artist, who hails from South Boston, Virginia, now composes most of his images in Photoshop. This way I can do higher quality work in a much quicker time. I could do a piece of artwork that would take me a week to paint in a day, he adds.
Recently, Miller released a series of images that shows what our skyline would look like if other planets were as close as the moon is to Earth. He has also created a compelling series depicting the apocalypse. While some of the end-of-the-world scenarios are pure fantasy, most are actually scientifically plausible.
Sometimes it takes longer to research things than it takes to actually do the picture, says Miller. He consults with scientists and other sources, so that his illustrations of rising seas, asteroids, gamma ray bursts and black holes are accurate. I try to get things right, he stressed.
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Artist Ron Miller illustrates what it might look like if an asteroid the size of the one that struck the Yucatan peninsula 65 million years ago, which left a 93-mile-wide crater and most likely triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs, hit New Jersey.
Poor Bayonne ...
I may be off base here, but it appears that for the shock wave to eject material that high into the stratosphere, the shockwave would already have obliterated the city in the foreground.
>>Artist Ron Miller illustrates what it might look like if an asteroid the size of the one that struck the Yucatan peninsula 65 million years ago, which left a 93-mile-wide crater and most likely triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs, hit New Jersey.
And that’s not the explosion from the asteroid. That’s just the hairspray cans blowing up!
Got me! I thought is would be a picture of Obama.
Oh, yes it WILL!
Some good deer and turkey hunting around S. Boston, Va.
The end look like this:
It could, although methinks this time He and the angels will be swinging sickles.
The EMP would start the damage; also anything flammable exposed to the flash would ignite.
Even the 100 meter object that produced the Meteor Crater in Arizona (the author uses a representation of that crater in another impact work in the original article), if it bullseyed a city, would leave just a 3/4 mile crater, but would knock down everything for many miles, cause direct damage beyond that, and ejecta would cause damage for miles beyond that.
patience, patience, patience.....
It will be just a few more milliseconds. The city and the observer will be no more
Just imagine no Democrats...
An asteroid smashes into New Jersey and causes trillions of dollars in improvements
Wayne: What is it in some people that they want to depict the earth (and us along with it) going through hopeless, apocalyptic destruction?
I know that we are headed toward a Biblical apocalypse followed by the creation of a new heaven and new earth, but these scenarios seem to either be: 1) complete destruction, followed by a pristine earth no longer enduring horrible mankind, or, 2) we get a “semi-apocalyptic” destruction of earth and mankind followed by mankind finally getting the “truth” that we are just an evolutionary blip in the context of Mother Nature, so we’d better get in tune with her or we’re toast next time. Garth?
Garth: I think it’s just some cool pictures of crap blowing up.
That’s like, a half of a half of a nanosecond after impact. The impact plume will easily stretch outside the atmosphere.
I smile every time I do.