Inside the Roche Limit (2012)
This piece served as the book cover image for my latest poetry chapbook Fractal Cut-Ups. The image was blurred for effect on the cover, so I thought it might be fun to show the art as it originally was.
I learned recently that Fractal Cut-Ups has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Wikipedia defines the Roche limit as
the distance within which a celestial body, held together only by its own gravity, will disintegrate due to a second celestial body's tidal forces exceeding the first body's gravitational self-attraction.
Image initially rendered in Quasz. Post-processed until the satellite disintegrated.