Picture of the Day: June 27, 2012

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FAR BEYOND THE HORIZON | Amazing spaceship concept art by Tuomas Korpi, via Concept Ships.

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What I like about this concept art is that it's clearly based on a submarine, which makes more sense than the common surface ship reference, since both submarines and spaceships are meant to operate in unbreathable surroundings. Although the multiple intakes and small wings make it look like it's sort of supposed to operate in an atmosphere, but not really. And actually, come to think about it, the submarine shape only makes sense when trying to travel through water at speed, which is not a concern in vacuum. Okay, I've convinced myself to not like this concept art.