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Rise of Niburu matte painting by fstarno Rise of Niburu matte painting by fstarno
Rise of Niburu is a personal matte painting inspired by the myth of the planet X, also called Niburu. This hypothetical astronomical object become more popular since the arrival of 2012. I though it could be funny to do an image about this story. I made it in 6 hours, inside the same day.

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Sitchin's theory proposes the planets Tiamat and Nibiru. Tiamat supposedly existed between Mars and Jupiter. He postulated that it was a thriving world in a much differently shaped solar system, with jungles and oceans, whose orbit was disrupted by the arrival of a large planet or very small star (less than twenty times the size of Jupiter) which passed through the solar system between 65 million and four billion years ago. The new orbits caused Tiamat to collide with one of the moons of this object, which is known as Nibiru. The debris from this collision are thought by the theory's proponents to have variously formed the asteroid belt, the moon, and the current incarnation of the planet Earth.

Beginning in 1995, websites such as ZetaTalk have identified Nibiru or "Planet X" as a large brown dwarf currently within our planetary system, soon to pass relatively close to Earth. Sitchin disagrees with the timing of passage.

To the Babylonians, Nibiru was the celestial body or region sometimes associated with the god Marduk. The word is Akkadian and the meaning is uncertain. Because of this, the hypothetical planet Nibiru is sometimes also referred to as Marduk. Sitchin hypothesizes it as a planet in a highly elliptic orbit around the Sun, with a perihelion passage some 3,600 years ago and assumed orbital period of about 3,750 years; he also claims it was the home of a technologically advanced human-like alien race, the Anunnaki, who apparently visited Earth in search of gold.
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dominico74 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
bonjours j loves your creation but s shall have ete definitely qu they n have a forum francais / English to reproduce your creation or the technology not hushed up not how makes it I am debutant in the matte painting

PS I speak no word angalis obligatory translator
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xtessa1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Awesome work!
Very scary story, but i knew this story before.
Many people believe it, but i not!
NASA said Niburu doesn't exist!
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
~ღ♥ This is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe that
I am seeing it. Just amazing ♥ღ~
:star: :rose: :star: :rose: :star:
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dogyjoe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Writer
Nice work, about the theme, for some it's a planet, for others it's something more :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Hi! This great work has been featured in [link] :hug: :heart:
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Hyroar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist
Agree with variant73, it's actually a very nice theme! And even greater matt-painting! :) nice.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Featured [link]
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Serbanicapf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing'
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theOrzel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I guess I've seen that before in some kind of magazie about PS. I Like it.
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capricornamy Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Excellent job!
Hopefully it is not real
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