Ruptured Moon (Artist's Concept) Space Travel Art

Outer Space Fantasy Art

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Much like Jupiter's tiny moon Io, this poor little guy is tidally locked in orbit dangerously close to it's gas giant parent. It would have been pulled in and crushed thousands of years ago but for two very large, rocky moons orbiting close by that exert their own gravity in a brutal tug of war with the gas giant parent - a war that has kept the moon in orbit until it is finally torn apart.....this one practically exudes heat.