Impact & Re-Accretion

Dante Raso

February 20th, 2023

Major: Astronomy & Astrophysics: Painting & Drawing BFA

Genre/Medium: Oil paint on canvas

About the work: These two paintings are an abstract interpretation of two leading theories for the formation of the Psyche asteroid. The first painting depicts the high-speed, energetic collision between the differentiated planetesimal and another body, exposing the metallic core that would become the asteroid we know today. The second painting depicts another theory for the formation of Psyche: the re-accretion of mantle and crust layers onto a metallic core after a collision.

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Date Added: 02-20-2023
Credit: Dante Raso

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