Chesley Bonestell «The End of the World» 1947.

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Chesley Bonestell, The End of the World
A meteor rips open New York City, punching a mile-wide hole in the middle of Manhattan.
From «The End of the World» Coronet magazine July 1947.

Chesley Bonestell, The End of the World
The earth is struck by a small comet whose head is about 10,000 miles in diameter.

«As my knowledge of the technical side of the motion picture industry broadened, I realized I could apply camera angles as used in the motion pictures studio and illustrate 'travel' from satellite to satellite, showing Saturn exactly as it would look». ~ Chesley Bonestell.

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