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Dr. James Tuttle Keane. © 2023 by J.T. Keane, created with Wix.com.

Background image: LRO/LOLA topography of the Moon, visualization by J.T Keane.

Caltech GPS Division Website

SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATIONS

When I'm not doing science, I'm frequently doing science illustrations. I am a self-taught artist, specializing in pencil and pen illustrations of astronomical phenomena. I believe that creativity and artistry are fundamental tools of science, education, and public engagement. 

 

My artwork has been published and showcased in a variety of different venues. I have published sketches in peer-reviewed journals (both for papers by me, and for others). I have provided cover-art for Nature Astronomy. I write and illustrate a recurring "News & Views"-style series for Nature Geoscience entitled "Sketch-Up". I was one of the co-founders, co-organizers, and participants of The Art of Planetary Science—a planetary science themed art show held at the University of Arizona since 2013. I routinely live-sketch science conferences (e.g., LPSC, DPS, AGU). I am also the "resident illustrator" on the New Horizons mission to the Kuiper belt, and am responsible for illustrating new results from the mission.

HAND-DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS:

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NATURE GEOSCIENCE SKETCH-UP:

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Snowstorms on Mars

Nature Geoscience 10, 625.

Impact-induced subduction

Nature Geoscience 10, 716.

Southern Ocean mixing

Nature Geoscience 10, 805.

Carbon at continental rifts

Nature Geoscience 10, 886.

Intra-plate volcanism

Nature Geoscience 11, 8.

Catastrophic glacier collapse

Nature Geoscience 11, 87.

Wandering exoplanets
Nature Geoscience, in press.

CONFERENCE SKETCHES:

My notes are colorful. I live-sketch conference proceedings for both my own edification, and for sharing new results with the public on social media. You can find my conference sketches on Twitter. I usually attend DPS, AGU, and LPSC.

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DATA VISUALIZATION:

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