This is the first in a series of visual studies of some of the new super-earths that have been discovered in the past decade. The hellishly hot planet, Corot 7b, is roasting away with temperatures exceeding 2.000 degrees fahrenheit. Vast lava lakes and possibly lava oceans have bubbled and churned non stop for millions of years, as the same side of the planet always faces it's sun.
Illustrations for this short film were provided by Hugo award winning illustrator Ron Miller. All animation was done in After Effects by me with the exception of the transit of Corot scene which was done by ESO/L. Calçada.
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