Dark Matter • Science / Physics Illustration • Symmetry Magazine • 2022

Dark matter imagined as an eldritch, wraith-like being giving form to its celestial cloak — the fabric of spacetime.

Dark matter imagined as an eldritch, wraith-like being giving form to its celestial cloak — the fabric of spacetime.

“ JWST can see your halo ”

Dark matter reflected as a galaxy’s shadow* in a strange mirror that observes the universe in near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths.

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“ JWST can see your halo ”

Dark matter reflected as a galaxy’s shadow* in a strange mirror that observes the universe in near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths.

Editorial science illustration for Symmetry Magazine via Sandbox Studio: "How JWST will test models of cold dark matter": https://tinyurl.com/SMDarkMatter0322 The James Webb Space telescope is expected to “make cutting-edge observations to help scientists answer myriad outstanding questions in astronomy—including questions about the nature of dark matter.”

I love physics (from the particular to the universal) and all of the invisible oddities within, so this was an especially exciting project. Big thanks to Michael at Sandbox for the assignment, for encouraging creativity, and letting me fly with these ideas. & to my friend A, without whom it wouldn’t have happened!

*In reality dark matter is thought to be a huge halo surrounding a galaxy; I’ve taken artistic license with the echoed form here.

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