Cataclysm III by *sirgerg was, still is and will be an inspiration in the future as well. After more than three years the quality still is top notch. Make sure not to miss the gallery of one of digital space art's founding fathers.
Scientifically talking this is all wrong. The gravity of the two planets would make them wider and at this moment the smaller would ahve bigger fences. But anyway, this looks great! Art doesn't need to be scientific acurate.
Hehe. When two big objects in other space like thouse planets with similar masses, they're gravity will push the surface each one of them to oposite sides. And the part of the planet that is in front of the other planet will start being "atracted" by the gravity of the other planet. In your artwork piece the two planets are perfect spheres.
Does seem to make more of an impact than before. Did you make it more "vivid" and increase some of the contrasts between elements (i.e. bottom left nebulae and the transition into the impactee's umbra)?