Yosemite Park, Enceladus - Circa 2450 AD.
In this painting, I imagine what it might be like several hundred years
in the future once Mankind has expanded into the far reaches of the
Solar System. Humans are likely to terraform various worlds, and as
depicted in this work, may like to re-create their favorite Earthly
hangouts. Imagine the ease of climbing Half Dome on Enceladus with the
gravitational acceleration there being only 1/128 that on Earth!
Enceladus is the 8th moon out from Saturn, discovered in 1789 by William
Herschel. It is about 500 kilometers in diameter and orbits about
238,000 kilometers from Saturn.
This painting was started on October 2 and finished on October 5, 1996.
It is a 20 by 23 inch acrylic on matte board.
Featured in Comets: Creators and Destroyers
by David H. Levy, 1998
Last update: November 18, 1998