The Eye of the Universe by corleonis ()
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Inspired indirectly by the song of the same name by Ayreon, the "eye" in this image is an eye-shaped nebula (not a black hole like in the song), the remains of a star forming molecular cloud that is being torn apart by the supergiant at it's center. The glowing parts of the atmosphere in the lower left are portions of atmosphere that were ionized either because of meteorite impacts or massive volcanic eruptions. This is a young planetary system, still in the heavy bombardment stage of its formation, so impacts are still very common. The ring of glowing debris around the planet are the remains of it's other moons, which were obliterated in a series of collisions.