NYC In Space: Nickolay Lamm's Wild Illustrations Show Big Apple On Other Planets (PHOTOS)

05/13/2013 12:21 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2013
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What would Manhattan's iconic skyline look like if NYC were suddenly beamed to another planet? Seven fantastical illustrations by Pittsburgh-based artist Nickolay Lamm suggest it would look, well, pretty different -- and not necessarily in the ways you might imagine.

The illustrations, put together with help from ex-NASA astrobiologist Dr. M. Browning Vogel, show what the Big Apple might look like on each of the other planets in our solar system.

"The idea came after seeing images of Mars' Mount Sharp," Lamm told The Huffington Post in an email. "I felt that if I could show people what New York City looked like on other planets, I'd give people a sense of how lucky we are to be living on Earth."

Lamm produced this project for StorageFront.com, and drew the illustrations in Photoshop, making sure they were an accurate representation of Vogel's descriptions.

And it's incredibly eye-opening to see just how different our planet is from nearby worlds -- especially gas giants Neptune and Uranus, which have high winds. Check out Lamm's images in the slideshow below.

NYC Imagined On Other Planets

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