Extraordinary Imagery. Affordable Prices.
Extraordinary Imagery.
Affordable Prices.
Change Profile
Lightboxes
Past Orders
Shopping Cart
Apply for House Account
 0
 0
Stocktrek_Images_STK202845S_preview
Add to
Lightbox
Download
High Res
Description:
This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. The Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star, called HD 172555, still in the early stages of planet formation. The star is about 100 light-years from Earth. As the bodies slammed into each other, a huge flash of light would have been emitted. Rocky surfaces were vaporized and melted, and hot matter was sprayed everywhere.

Artist's concept of a celestial body colliding into a planet sized body.

Image ID: STK202845S
Credit:
Release is Not Required for this Image.
Buy Art Prints
  Buy Art Print
IMAGE SPECS: Royalty Free
Web & Mobile Res
$35.00
1 MB   9.2x7.3 in   72 dpi   661x529 px   
Low Res
$99.00
3 MB   15.9x12.7 in   72 dpi   1145x916 px   
Medium Res
$149.00
10 MB   7x5.6 in   300 dpi   2090x1672 px   
High Res
$199.00
30 MB   12.1x9.7 in   300 dpi   3620x2896 px   
Super Res
$249.00
51.51 MB   15.8x12.6 in   300 dpi   4744x3795 px   
Extended License (Details)
$499.00
51.51 MB   15.8x12.6 in   300 dpi   4744x3795 px   
* Volume discounts available. Call or email us to have promo code created for you.
** Large format files available on select images. Send us a Media Request.
DESCRIPTION
This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. The Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star, called HD 172555, still in the early stages of planet formation. The star is about 100 light-years from Earth. As the bodies slammed into each other, a huge flash of light would have been emitted. Rocky surfaces were vaporized and melted, and hot matter was sprayed everywhere.
Search for related media
Item added to cart
Item added to lightbox
Item is already in the lightbox
x
Stocktrek Images - Loading...