In the 1980s scientists noticed an apparent regular cycle in mass extinctions on earth and speculated that there is distant companion star to the sun, a small 'brown dwarf'. This would disturb the distant Oort cloud of comets at regular intervals. Some would be disturbed from their billion-year orbits and fall into the inner solar system towards, earth, possibly impacting with catastrophic results for life.
The object was named 'Nemesis' but despite searches by astronomers it has never been detected. Nevertheless, the picture depicts an encounter between Nemesis and a comet about 65 million years ago. The comet is broken up and deflected into a course towards the distant inner solar system. In about 100,000 years it will impact the earth and bring the reign of the dinosaurs to an abrupt end.
- Frame: Included. All canvas are stretched on a sustainable FSC certified wood frame.
- Size(s): Depends on variant selected
- Material: High Quality Canvas
- Ultra High-Resolution Print
- Artist: Mike Brettle (see website here)
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Where is it made and where does it ships from? For Canada, the UK, the USA, Australia and most EU countries, this artwork is printed locally and ships domestically with premium services such as Purolator (Canada), Fedex (USA), Parcelforce (UK), PSP Logistics (Australia). We are committed to local businesses. You support your communities buying from us.
What is the Material? High Quality Canvas stretched on a 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2") thick FSC certified sustainable Wood frame.
Is the text/image clear enough? Extremely clear! Our print files all have a minimum size of 9000 x 6000 which corresponds to 54 000 000 (54 millions) pixels! We could print it on a whole wall and they would still be crystal clear!
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For Canada, the UK, the USA, Australia and most EU countries, all posters, canvas and clothing are crafted locally and shipped locally as well with premium services such as Purolator (Canada), Fedex (USA), Parcelforce (UK), PSP Logistics (Australia). We are committed to local businesses. You support your communities buying from us.
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Our adventure started in Canada, but we are now reaching out to the whole Cosmos thanks to our local production and delivery partners which allow us to reduce shipping times and our carbon footprint.
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