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Asteroid mountain by JustV23 Asteroid mountain by JustV23
I had this idea for a veeeery long time.
So here it is - asteroid who survived an impact with this planet and remained stuck in it's crust like an strange mountain.
Yes, i know that it is probably not possible for asteroid to remain intact after colossal collision with a planet. But i don't care i just wanted to paint it :D
Maybe this asteroid was not in the mood for an explosive finale...
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Filippsky Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Всё возможно,почему бы и нет?!
Dr--Maniacus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
It's like the asteroid was about to hit then the planet was like "up urs rock" and erupted a volcano to push it back, but that wasn't quite enough so the volcano got squashed.

Okay its a really bad theory but there it is. XD
derangedperson Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
This is album cover-level material here.  Awesome work.
Xlydrs Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  New Deviant
Very unique concept! Absolutely stunning!!!!
WinterDragoness Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Hmm, some really advanced civilization put it there because they could? An artist in that advanced civilization?
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2016
actually it could be possible for something like this to happen, if the asteroid was travelling slowly enough relative to the planet at the time of impact.   I don't imagine the asteroid would still have all it's craters, though, after exposure to the erosive effects of the planet's atmosphere.
Athane Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it was moving slightly faster than the planet and chasing it in its orbit. The Damage would still be catastrophic, and there would be a crater around it for sure, but I think in theory it could happen.
Xquid Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wouldn't it matter what the planet and asteroid was made of? If the planet was made of delicious cake and the asteroid of solid, sticky, golden nougat for example...
Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :wow:

It kinda reminds me of 2061: Odyseey Three where Jupiter's core became a mountain on Europa, called Mt. Zeus.
YusakuJon3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Could use the sci-fantasy route and say it was a narrowly averted Chixlub-level impact.
That would be a really freaky scene to wake up to for a while, this vast partially-broken
space rock jutting up from a mound of deformed crust like a cosmic thorn.  I wonder
how that would affect the local climate?

Beautifully rendered.
Nightwalker50 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Or perhaps, a failed attempt at terraforming?
jimdwyrick Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
The asteroid had been traveling for billions of years on an orbit parallel to the planet.  Their speeds were almost identical.  Finally surrendering to gravity, the asteroid slowly settled upon the world with just the right amount of energy to prevent disintegration.
Best, Jim
Geosciful Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
I thought the same thing.
MaxArceus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Even then it'd still explode upon entering the atmosphere at some point :p
But it's the best case scenario yeah.
Awesome art!
JustV23 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
za4em9 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is still awesome, and I'd like to think that somewhere it's happened.

I particularly like that you paid attention to how layers of atmosphere diffuse the colors and the detail of objects far away:  makes the viewer appreciate the distance, and thus - the size of the object.  Very nicely done.
Defiant688 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
This picture is just amazing!. breathtaking!
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Damn, this is a really cool idea and you brought it to life so well. I think under some unique circumstances an asteroid may be able to hit a planet and a large chunk remain intact. Amongst the billions of planets, hopefully someone gets to look out into their horizon and see this!
orlando90 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
StarvedSkull Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so fucking cool
aeryael Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   Digital Artist
I love the concept. It would be very impressive!!
EHarms1122 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!!!!! I can't stop staring at this!
big75 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) 
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Anything's possible.

Maybe something prevented the explosive finale?
Gabe-TKE Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
really REALLY phenomenal!
grisador Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Well space is a infinite; just like the possibilities
kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Wow, thats an interesting idea!

I like it, I want to go there!
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ah ha ha, yeah, that is a cool idea.  It does seem rather unlikely.  Maybe if the asteroid only struck at very low velocities.  I suspect that even if the asteroid where to materialize above the atmosphere at 0 relative velocity, gravity would accelerate it enough to destroy it on impact.  And once you factor in the relative velocity- boom.  This leaves only one possibility- the asteroid was put there by some intelligence for some unknown reason..  Alien antigravity tech might have gently lowered it to the planet's surface. 

Ah, fuck science, it would be so cool to stand on some alien planet and see this in the horizon. :D It sure would be a big mystery how it got there.
jeffy21 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tsahel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive scene !
I think the probility exist but very faint... but the universe is huge !
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!!!
tavotrio Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Ya, regarding the new findings on asteroids, that they're a messy pile of rocks, indeed it would be impossible, even if some alien tec placed it carefully it would be very difficult to not be destroyed by the gravity
JustV23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not all of them are just piles of rubble and dust.
There is one asteroid in solar system which is mostly solid nickel and iron.
It's name is Psyche if i remember correctly.
There is theory that it was a metal core of larger asteroid, but after massive collision with other body it's crust and mantle got blown off leaving exposed metal core.
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
If the asteroid was sharp as a pin in the front, and long, this could very well happen...
ART5EC Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The universe is a very big and strange place, who knows what kind of circumstances exist out there. Maybe this is implausible, but we live on a very implausible planet. Who can say what wonders lie beyond the stars in our sky?
JustV23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, universe offers endless possibilities :)
Michael-Taylor1134 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
From A Purely Scientific Point Of View:
Actually there is a scientific basis for this to be possible. Depends on the composition and make up of the asteroid, and this is actually what it might look like if the impact occurred during the initial formation of the planet.
From A Purely Personal Point Of View:
WOW. This looks great. I love the old feel to the surrounding edges of the Asteroid. What it might look like after centuries.
Great Work!
JustV23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually i had a brief idea that it could be a solid iron asteroid.
Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Must have been an extremely very slow impact!
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting indeed!:) i think its highly possible for an asteroid to end up in a state like this. they're many ways for it to happen as seen in some of the previous comments, like a low velocity impact, or a low gravity planet or the asteroid could have just been too large or dense to completely disintegrate upon impact.
but lovely work overall, keep it up!:D
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
DUDE! you are so good. I hate you. Not really. Just way jealous. Awesome concept, and beautiful execution. 
JustV23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the hate! XD
Thank you :)
temary44 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe if the inhabitants made an attempt to stop the impact by pulling the asteroid outwards but failing at the last moment resulting in a "soft" asteroid collision. Since it wouldn't have the expected acceleration on impact?
JustV23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe they used to mine asteroids for precious minerals.
But instead doing that in orbit they used to softly land asteroid on the planet surface itself.
temary44 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that could be a good possibility
DVhuizen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe a low gravity planet? The idea is awesome. Something like this must exist out there.
fatman791 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Space is endless, this could be out there, I agree!
morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting but I can't get around the physics of impact. It's a lovely fantasy but simply impossible.
Miguel-Neves Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The asteroid could hit the planet's crust on its formation, because it is deformed like a mass, with a low velocity asteroid, is more probably that the planet hit the asteroid.
PedroDeElizalde Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It doesn't matter what is possible or not, this is art, and this is a great piece and a great idea! Good job!!
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