Path of The Comet

Comet painting
Path of The Comet painting by Teresa Bernard © Copyright 2023 – Present


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Details & Description

Title: Path of The Comet
Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas Board
Frame: Unframed
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity

Astronomy enthusiasts, whether amateur or expert, will appreciate this space painting which depicts a comet traveling along its path past a faraway planet.

An original painting depicting a comet passing by some distant planet along a path to who knows where. The comet has a long tail that trails behind as it emerges from a sparkling sea of stars in the distance. Below, clouds and an atmosphere envelop the planet’s surface in the painting’s foreground. Space artist Teresa Bernard signs the work in the bottom left-hand corner.

Path of The Comet is artwork created by hand on a sturdy canvas board. This type of canvas is most suitable for framing.  A customized Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is included with the purchase of this artwork.

The physical canvas artwork does not have the copyright watermark ©️

Artist Comments

If you’re a fan of astronomy like me, you love a good night sky display, and comets are among the greatest of showmen. They don’t disappoint. Comets are among the most spectacular celestial events, with their bright, luminous “coma” and long dust and ion tails. They can appear out of nowhere and be visible for months at a time as they travel along their paths (orbits) around the Sun, creating a breathtaking and ever-changing sight.

—Teresa Bernard

A Few Things About Comets

  • Comets are best known for their long, streaming tails and are typically named for their discoverers.
  • They are made of mostly ice, dust, and frozen forms of various gases and molecules. They form far away from the Sun where the ices don’t melt.
  • They orbit the Sun in a more elliptical, or oval-shaped, path. As their path moves them closer to the Sun, they warm and begin to release their gases. The closer a comet gets to the Sun, the longer and brighter its tail will grow.
  • Comets range in size from a few miles wide to the largest known size of about 85 miles wide.

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