Death of Triton (Experience the Planets)

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    First piece done for the Experience the Planets project lead by Greg Martin himself. This piece took more than a month ofsketching planing painting and re-painting with the amazing crit andinput from all ETP artists and mainly Greg himself, the learningexperience was priceless and the result was very satisfying. Done fromscratch 100% pure photoshop.

    Like Phobos at Mars, Triton's low orbit
    around its parent planet will result in its
    destruction some 3.6 billion years in the future.
    How exactly it will meet its end is still a matter of debate.
    Some speculate that the moon will succumb to increasing gravitational stress, leaving a path of debris along its orbit
    as it disintegrates to form a new - albeit temporary- ring formation around Neptune.