Artwork of asteroid starship

Artwork of asteroid starship

S900/0116 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Designing A Starship

Credit: JULIAN BAUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Asteroid starship. Artist's impression in cut- away of a space vehicle designed to travel to other star systems. This concept uses a hollowed- out asteroid. Heat, light and propulsion would be provided by a fusion power system. Spinning the asteroid would provide an artificial gravity. The interior of the asteroid would have Earth-like flora and fauna from which the 10,000-strong population would derive their nutrition. The 50- km long, 20 billion tonne asteroid might take hundreds or thousands of years to reach its objective. Such a concept might be a useful 'lifeboat' allowing humans to colonise other star systems should our own become uninhabitable.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, asteroid, exploration, future, galaxy, illustration, interstellar travel, manned spaceflight, space art, spaceship, starship

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.