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 Don Dixon's Space Art and Science Illustration
Don Dixon's Space Art and Science Fiction Art Gallery offers Prints, Wallpaper, Astronomy Essays, Original Paintings
 Don Dixon's Space Art and Science Illustration
Don Dixon's Space Art and Science Fiction Art Gallery offers Prints, Wallpaper, Astronomy Essays, Original Paintings
1979 Painting of Pluto is remarkably similar to New Horizons Photo
Painting of Pluto created by space artist Don Dixon in 1979 is strikingly similar to 2015 New Horizons photo
About Cosmographica, Don Dixon biography
Biography of astronomical artist Don Dixon
About Space Art
Brief history of astronomical art, from the sketches of Galileo to the innovative paintings of Chesley Bonestell and Lucien Rudaux,
Artist Conception of Exoplanet Gliese 581c
Artist conceptions of extrasolar planet Gliese 581c
Astronomical Art and Science Illustration Gallery
Search or browse 300 space and science illustrations
Buy prints or iPhone and Android cases customized with Don Dixon's space art
Buy prints of Don Dixon's astronomical art. Custom printed iPhone or Android cases
Free space art wallpaper by Don Dixon
Free space art wallpaper
Links to Essays about Astronomy and Art by Don Dixon
Articles about astronomy and art by space illustrator Don Dixon
Scientific American Cover Paintings
email space artist Don Dixon
    
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Don Dixon's Space Art Gallery and Image Library
Illustrations of the solar system, black holes, extrasolar planets, earth origins
Don Dixon's Space Art Gallery and Image Library
Illustrations of the solar system, black holes, extrasolar planets, earth origins
         
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Black Holes, Exotic Stars
         
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Black Holes, Exotic Stars
         
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Exoplanets and Star Travel
Exoplanets and Star Travel
         
Landscapes 1 page
Landscapes
         
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Science Fiction and Futurism
         
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Solar System
              
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Asteroids and Comets
              
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Earth Origin and Destiny
              
Jupiter 1 page
Jupiter
              
Mars 1 page
Mars
              
Mercury 1 page
Mercury
              
Neptune 1 page
Neptune
              
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Pluto and Kuiper Objects
              
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Saturn
              
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Solar System Diagrams
              
Sun 1 page
Sun
              
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The Moon
              
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Uranus
              
Venus 1 page
Venus
         
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Stars Galaxies and Cosmology
         
Technology 1 page
Technology
    
alexandria 4 pages
A DEATH IN ALEXANDRIA
A Death in Alexandria is a novel by Don Dixon about the assassination of the philosopher Hypatia.
HYPATIA IN POPULAR CULTURE
How the Alexandrian philospher Hypatia has been depicted in art and literature.
The Caesareum of Alexandria – Scene of the Crime
Reconstruction of the Caesareum temple in Alexandria, Egypt as it might have looked during the time of Hypatia. Painting by Don Dixon.
WHO WAS HYPATIA?
Painting of Pluto created by space artist Don Dixon in 1979 is strikingly similar to 2015 New Horizons photo
    
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Don Dixon Original Paintings
available for purchase
Don Dixon Original Paintings
available for purchase
         
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Astronomy and Technology
Astronomy and Technology
         
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Science Fiction and Fantasy
Science Fiction and Fantasy
         
Sketches 2 pages
Sketches
Sketches
              
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Flatfile | Ruminations of a Scientific Illustrator
Ruminations of a Scientific Illustrator
                        
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December | 2004 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during December 2004
                                  
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The Peculiar Logic of Kyoto | Flatfile
Now that Russia has signed the Kyoto Treaty, thus making it possible to be ratified and enforced, what is the likely result of a few percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the next seven years? There are three possibilities: the average temperature will rise, fall, or remain constant. If it continues to rise, does…
                        
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January | 2005 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during January 2005
                                  
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God and the Tsunami | Flatfile
The ABC News radio outlet in New York, 77-WABC Talk Radio, has an interesting poll question on its website: How could a kind and benevolent God allow the tsunami? The results were: A. God did not cause it, but allowed it, so man could show compassion. (2%) B. God caused the tsunami to punish the…
                        
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February | 2005 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during February 2005
                                  
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An Evening in the Belly of the Beast | Flatfile
Students of the Soviet Union will recall that its citizens were often required to attend consciousness-raising meetings at which the obvious purity and nobility of Marxism and Dialectical Materialism were proclaimed by members of the Party Nomenklatura. The audience sat, listened, and applauded — if they knew what was good for them. Despite the collapse…
                        
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April | 2005 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during April 2005
                                  
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Mini review | Flatfile
In space, no one can hear you yawn.... Douglas Adam's books were witty, ironic, inventive, and funny. The radio adaptation was amusing. The movie version of "Hitchhiker" is so jaw-droppingly tedious, stupid and amateurish that halfway through, I decided to request a refund on my ticket. This is the second-worst movie I've ever half-seen. (The…
                        
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June | 2005 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during June 2005
                                  
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The Awful Truth About the Jedi | Flatfile
Ever since the final scene of the original "Star Wars," when Luke and his buddies were presented with gold medals in a ceremony that looked suspiciously like it could have been held at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, I've had a queasy feeling about the Jedi Knights. George Turner has posted a brilliant analysis that…
                        
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November | 2005 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during November 2005
                                  
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Dramatic Evidence For Global Warming | Flatfile
Many concerned climatologists have pointed to the retreat of glaciers over the past several decades as evidence that Earth's climate is indeed growing warmer. The animated image at left, created by Malin Space Systems, shows a region of the south polar cap photographed on the same date during three consecutive years. The shrinkage is obvious.…
                        
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December | 2005 | Flatfile
2 posts published by Don Dixon during December 2005
                                  
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Defenders of the Faith | Flatfile
Paul Campos offers some interesting observations on the latest skirmish between religious and secular fundamentalists... A sure sign that a belief system has triumphed over its opponents is that it stops thinking of itself as a belief system at all. Instead it becomes "what every rational person knows to be the case," or "simple common…
                                  
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Another Reason to Avoid Movie Theaters | Flatfile
Victor Davis Hanson has some comments about Hollywood's chronic infatuation with moral relativism... Actors, producers, screenwriters and directors of Southern California live in a bubble, where coast, climate and plentiful capital shield the film industry from the harsh world. In their good intentions, these tanned utopians can afford to dream away fascist killers and instead…
                        
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June | 2006 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during June 2006
                                  
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Al Gore, Chicken Little, and Other Famous Hysterics | Flatfile
Dennis Prager explains why liberals fear global warming more than conservatives do... ...After all, if the science is as conclusive as Al Gore, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and virtually every other spokesman of the Left says it is, conservatives are just as likely to be scorched and drowned and otherwise done in by…
                        
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September | 2006 | Flatfile
2 posts published by Don Dixon during September 2006
                                  
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Reading Between the Lines on 9/11/2006 | Flatfile
There are 1.3 billion Muslims. The fellow holding the sign, we are assured, is not typical. More likely, he illustrates the downside of encouraging cousins to marry for a few dozen generations. Polls suggest that only about 100 million Muslims are medieval fanatics. The remaining 1.2 billion are ordinary folks who want to live and…
                                  
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R.I.P. Oriana Fallaci | Flatfile
One of the most passionate and eloquent defenders of Western civilization has died. She fought against the dhimmitude of her fellow Europeans until the very end. She was a great lady and will be missed. Oriana Fallaci 1929-2006
                        
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April | 2007 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during April 2007
                                  
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Theological Implications of Time Travel | Flatfile
The usual plaintive queries regarding God's whereabouts have followed the Virginia Tech massacre. How could a loving God permit such horror and injustice? The standard answers are offered: God has a plan, the victims are in heaven now, and we need better gun control. Such bromides provide little comfort and less illumination. Far greater intellects…
                        
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May | 2007 | Flatfile
2 posts published by Don Dixon during May 2007
                                  
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Quest for a New Earth | Flatfile
If our civilization survives for another decade or two, we may get our first glimpse of a planet remarkably like Earth. The red dwarf star Gliese 581 is about 20.5 light years away, practically next door. Last year, two planets were discovered orbiting it. Both are giant worlds like Jupiter, detected by the subtle wobble…
                                  
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Global Warming: A Human Perspective | Flatfile
According to most climate experts, anthropogenic greenhouse gases add about 2 watts per square-meter of radiative forcing to earth's environment. This is roughly the power used by a small Christmas tree lamp. In more personal terms, the human body generates approximately 100 watts of power and has a surface area of around 2 square-meters. Assuming…
                        
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August | 2007 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during August 2007
                                  
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My Two UFOs | Flatfile
Part of the fun of being an astronomical artist is that you get asked engaging questions. A surprising percentage of people are eager to buttonhole anyone who might have some inside info on things celestial. Often, folks want to follow-up on a news story, like the man who read about an impending collision between two…
                        
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December | 2007 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during December 2007
                                  
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A Darwin Award for Greens? | Flatfile
Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, obstetrician Barry Walters has proposed a $5,000 carbon tax on the birth of each baby, plus an $800 annual tax. "Far from showering financial booty on new mothers and thereby rewarding greenhouse-unfriendly behavior, a baby levy in the form of a carbon tax should apply in line with…
                        
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January | 2008 | Flatfile
2 posts published by Don Dixon during January 2008
                                  
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Space Art : How to Draw and Paint Planets, Moons, and Landscapes of Alien Worlds | Flatfile
Michael Carroll; Watson-Guptil; 144 pages, color illustrations, paperback, $24.95, ISBN 9780823048762 Reviewed by Don Dixon I learned to paint from the wonderful Walter Foster art book series, which featured titles such as “How to Paint Landscapes,” “How to Draw and Paint Seascapes,” etc. Every niche of hobbyist painting was covered, from sunsets to still lifes.…
                                  
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“Sunshine” — Ed Wood, Eat Your Heart Out | Flatfile
In all fairness, I was prepared to hate "Sunshine" by reviews that praised its "stunning" imagery but nothing else. Mainstream reviewers generally don't know what to make of science fiction and when confronted by an incomprehensible mess like this movie they assume they've witnessed something deep and meaningful that was way over their heads, so…
                        
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December | 2009 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during December 2009
                                  
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Climategate | Flatfile
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and…
                        
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March | 2010 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during March 2010
                                  
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The Tyranny of the Majority | Flatfile
On Sunday, March 21, 2010, on the 245th anniversary of the Stamp Act that triggered the American Revolution, the Democratic Party, in a stunning display of self-righteous arrogance, fiscal irresponsibility, and contempt for the democratic process and for the liberty of their fellow citizens, decreed that Americans shall be forced to purchase health insurance from…
                        
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January | 2011 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during January 2011
                                  
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The Oddball Club | Flatfile
I resonated to this essay by classicist Victor David Hanson. Dr. Hanson expresses eloquently the angst of wandering the world feeling as if one's head is about to explode into a vacuum of stupidity.
                        
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January | 2012 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during January 2012
                                  
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The Road: A Bleak Panegyric to Civilization | Flatfile
The Road, a novel by Cormac McCarthy, Vintage International, 2006, 256 pages. It's hard to recommend this incredible book. Though gripping, moving, and beautifully written, it is not easy to read. I had to put it down every so often just for the relief of reconnecting with the living world we take for granted. The…
                        
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November | 2013 | Flatfile
1 post published by Don Dixon during November 2013
                                  
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Darwin’s Lego Blocks | Flatfile
If you look at evolution from other than the perspective of an ideological warrior who believes that he is saving the world from the claws of snake-handling primitive Christians in North Carolina, difficulties arise. Chief among these is the sheer complexity of things. Living organisms are just too complicated to have come about by accident.…
                   
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About Flatfile | Flatfile
Flatfile is the blog of astronomical artist Don Dixon, whose art may be viewed at cosmographica.
                        
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Environmentalism | Flatfile
Posts about Environmentalism written by Don Dixon
                        
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Evolution | Flatfile
Posts about Evolution written by Don Dixon
                        
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Politics | Flatfile
Posts about Politics written by Don Dixon
                                  
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Posts about Politics written by Don Dixon
                        
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Popular Culture | Flatfile
Posts about Popular Culture written by Don Dixon
                                  
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Posts about Popular Culture written by Don Dixon
                        
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Religion | Flatfile
Posts about Religion written by Don Dixon
                        
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Science Fiction | Flatfile
Posts about Science Fiction written by Don Dixon
                        
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Science | Flatfile
Posts about Science written by Don Dixon
                        
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Space | Flatfile
Posts about Space written by Don Dixon
                        
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