Even though it's nearly 50 years since man first landed on the moon, hopes of reaching other planets are still a distant dream - but not in the mind of one Midlands man.
David A. Hardy's imagination has helped the rest of us visualise what life on other worlds might look like - and his work has been celebrated across this one. Andy Bevan has his story.
Here are a selection of some of Birmingham artist David A. Hardy's artworks.
The 77-year-old from Hall Green has used his imagination to help create scenes for some of the most iconic science fiction and fantasy landscapes.
And as you can see from the following images - even some of his home city's iconic architecture is a source of inspiration.
Director of the National Space Academy Programme, Anu Ojha, says the asteroid that hit Russia is not an uncommon occurrence.
Anu, who works at the National Space Centre in Leicester, says asteroids weighing 10 tonne frequently hit earth – normally in the sea and isolated places.