Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. — Carl Sagan
Astronomical art can take us to the dawn of creation to witness the cataclysmic collision that formed our Moon, and it can transport us billions of years into the future to see the ultimate fate of Earth. Part of the fun in this profession is trying to stay one jump ahead of the scientists. I've often guessed wrong (Mars' sky is brown, not blue, for instance) and have gotten lucky once or twice (painting Pluto with uncanny accuracy in 1979), but nature, when finally revealed, always surprises. As you explore the images on this site please bear in mind that they represent informed guesswork. The reality will not only be stranger, but much more beautiful.
Enjoy your visit.