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