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I wonder what the expanding universe would look like if dark energy were to be visible to the eyes. Would it resemble a volcanic eruption? :p

Dark Energy wins Nobel Prize in Physics [link]

Painting inspired by Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church.
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MasPix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great mood & atmosphere, A very well crafted image
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phantastes Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thank You :D
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LucreciaMortishia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Dark and epic! :clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
THanK YoU so much :hug:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Fantastic work! Absolutley love it!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
ThanK You Mikko! :sun:
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A srk energy of glowing fire clouds floating over your volcanic and apocalyptic landscape interior.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Its very much influenced by the classical art as well as Tolkien's Middle Earth. Thank YoU so much Andre :dance:
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes i can see the volcanic shadows of mordor in this composition.
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Amazing scenery Desmond, fascinating as always, very thought provoking indeed!! :hug:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
ThanK YoU Asa dear :hug: Just a random food for thought :)
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
:hug:
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You ask a very intersting question.

The thing is that we don't really know what dark energy is. We have a few ideas of what it could be but most of these ideas have problems (my favourite is the vaccum energy. "The biggest magnitude error in the history of physics.").

I like your idea of a volcanic eruption though. The only thing is that the stuff thrown out of the volcano will get faster as it gets farther from the volcano.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thanks so much! This sort of idea floats to me once in a blue moon, aided by the draft set forth by the great Epicurus :lol: In reality, we are limited by our 3D perspective (think Flatworld) Perhaps we may never know the answers. Perhaps the gods living in higher dimensions can enlighten us though my wish is like a prayer of the foolish :)
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4D perspective actually (physicists think in terms of 4 or more dimensions :P).

But I see what you mean. We are trying to figure out the answers to these questions though. We may get there one day.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Yes, its true thanks to Einstein. In the art world however there's the 2D, 2.5D and 3D because that's how we see things :D

I think its a matter of how much we interpret things. Certainly Newton's laws are not wrong, just limited by scale. Similarly gravity pull has been postulated by Lisa Randall to have an extradimensional origin. Whether right or wrong, nobody can prove at this moment. So we depend on our imagination, going back to Einstein's saying.

Its an exciting field to study I guess esp with the discovery of exoplanets and a recent solar system.
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CorporalDogmeat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The person standing there really gives the landscape a nice sense of scale.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
THanK YoU :sun:
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work. :)
The colours look amazing, and the smoke is exceptional. :D
Love the landscape, love how you did the rocks!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
ThanK YoU so much :)
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much colors !!!! This is sensational, epic and wonderfully composed !!! A must fav!!!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
ThanK YoU kindly :D
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work dear ! :clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
THanK YoU dear :hug: :sun:
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Szabrina Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
nice!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
ThanK YoU :hug: :sun:
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Wonderful job. This looks amazing.

And I am not sure. I tend to imagine "Dark energy" as much like gas particles, always zipping around.

Great piece.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
ThanK YoU :hug: :sun: By default, dark energy is a name given by the scientists who discovered that the universe is expanding at a rapid pace. Nobody yet knows the form it takes....which leaves room for the imagination ;)
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
You're welcome. And true, :nod: no one really knows what dark energy looks like.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cool stuff ;)
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Just trying to paint extreme conditions :D
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ForgottenTamashi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
love it
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
ThanK YoU :)
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ForgottenTamashi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
no prob
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fum316 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Well done
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
THanK YoU :)
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fum316 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Your welcome
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Oriongirl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOOVEEEE.....*googly sigh* :D
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
THanK YoU :hug: :sun:
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Digital Artist
A very thought provoking piece Desmond! This piece is full of dark energy, great job!:love:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
ThanK YoU Shell! :hug: :sun: Inspired by new scientific discoveries but trying not to derail too far off from them :XD:
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Digital Artist
My pleasure!:hug:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
:omfg: a superb illustration made ​​from a surprising question, my friend! anyway , view like that , the dark energy is really splendid ! :D :clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
ThanK YoU Renard! The dark energy is really mysterious and fascinating. It could also be that we're living in an invisible sponge and we're all just soap bubbles haha
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you are quickly becoming the master of landscapes, in awe i am, always
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
THanK YoU :hug: :sun: Still on the shoulder of a master I stand hehe
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:rofl:
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Wonderful concept and precious work, my dear Des!! :love::heart:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
THanK YoU Nataly dear :hug: :sun:
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