Illustrations for the upcoming card game "Seeker"

These Illustrations are made for a student project of the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Together with their professor and with the support of artists, the students develop a card game, which is not about pokemon or other creatures or monsters, what is usually the subject of a card game. This one (preliminary called "Seeker") breaks this stereotype, and is about ...science! particularly, about physics. The trading card game set in a post-apocalyptic world, where knowledge is power and humans seek long forgotten knowledge to overcome the perils of their time.

Personally I really hope for this project to be a success, to  help inspire kids for meaningful, and for real, for existing things. I can name this project as one of the most useful things I have done so far!

 

 

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01 Quasar

 

Hot plasma rotates around a massive back whole. A strong magnetic field can
break the plasma into two streams that follow the lines of the magnetic field and are
propelled into space in two jets.

 

 

02 cosmic nebula

 

The birthplace of stars; a gigantic cloud of dust and ionized gas

 

 

03 Comet

 

Lumps of rock and ice, formed in the outskirts of our solar system, that can be pulled by gravitational forces into an elliptical orbit around the sun.

 

04 black hole

 

The mass of a blackhole is extremely concentrated, resulting in a gravitational force that is strong enough to trap light.

In fact, no one still knows for sure, how it is to be inside the so-called event horizon of a black hole.

 

05 supernova

 

Boom! A star explodes.

In this event of seemingly pure destruction, essential heavy elements which we all need, are born and spread into the cosmos

 

06 curvature of spacetime

 

a massive object bends spacetime. Near it, time is running apparently slower, relatively seen by an outside observer

 

07 accretion disc

 

Matter is accumulated in a disk to be slowly devoured by a massive object in the center

 

08 speeding expansion

 

In the beginning of our universe, space rapidly expanded in only a few seconds and it kept growing during ist lifetime of 13.7 billion years. Against expectations, the expansion did not slow down, but sped up again, and does it till present day

 

09 red giant

 

a gigantic star, with a mass compareable to our sun, but a size dozens of times larger. This type of stars is at the end of it's life cycle and has enough mass to collapse into a black hole.
Next to it is a brown dwarf, a "failed star" an object larger then a planet, but too small to start nuclear fusion and become a star.

 

10 sling shot

 

a so-called "swing-by" maneuver a spacecraft can perform, using the motional energy of a planet to gain a boost in speed and be slung out into the void

 

to be continued...