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In the 8th millenium, current human civilization falls. Space travel and technological civilization aren't re-created until the 17th millenium. 24,000 years after that, mankind has radiated into many different species and terraformed the inner Solar System, colonized the asteroids, the moons of the gas giants, Oort's cloud, and they have set colonies on dozens of the nearest stars.  
This painting shows the inner Solar System during this golden age of mankind.

Mercury: It was moved and now orbits Venus at a distance of 750,000 kilometers. This gives Venus tides, a faster and more stable rotation and a magnetic field (Because of the rotation). Mercury people was benefited too, since the planet became terraformable on its new orbit. The red plants were imported from Venus.  

Venus: The capital of the Solar System. Its black soil is because of the graphite produced by the Bosch reaction used to reduce the original CO2 atmosphere during the terraformation of this planet.
Venusian plants are red as a protection from the light and heat, and because the original settlers wanted Venus to be different from Earth.
Also most of its fauna is made out of re-created organisms from different time periods: Dinosaurs (obviously), giant amphibians, placoderms and Burguess Shale critters.   
It must be noted that those creatures aren't made from the DNA of the original animals, instead they are just look-alikes created from animals that resembled (or were related to) the thing the terraformers intended to recreate.  

Moon: Very Earth-centric both culturally and biologically. It was the first world to be terraformed, and all of its biosphere is descended from Earth plants and animals.

Earth: It was depopulated in the 31st millenium, but now it hosts a large human population again. Still it's the less populated of the five worlds.

Mars: The second world to be terraformed. Very cold and with a biosphere composed mostly by pleistocene organisms.
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Dmytr0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool !
Miguel-Neves Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is interesting, but Venus as Capital?
Axel-Astro-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
24,000 years it's a long time, enough for such a monumental power shift to happen. Venusian civilizations since their beginnings were eccentric, brave, energic and efficient.
Also Earth was depopulated for a while, so it's not as it used to be.
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Wow ! :O

Humanity will ever get that Advanced Technology ? :(

I mean moving Mercury pretty much means re-terraform Mars again (Maybe Tropical one this time :D)
Axel-Astro-Art Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know. Perhaps, why not? The timescale here its LONG. I think with enough time, mankind will be able to do this and much more. 
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Well (A very Big) If the Humanity survives.... Or (Somehow) manged to Not destroy itself :/
Yaskolkov Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Axel-Astro-Art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! (:
Seanguy4 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Axel-Astro-Art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Sean! :D
Seanguy4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
alpharaptor6 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god I love this!
Axel-Astro-Art Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wish I could expand more about the history and culture of those planets, but I'm too lazy to do it. Besides, I'm not very much into writing.
But that future history is some kind of loose conection between many of my paintings, so perhaps it will be expanded with new works.
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me encanta. Es increíble la perfección que logras en tus pinturas.
Axel-Astro-Art Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias! Es el producto de cientos de horas de práctica y de varios litros de pintura usados. Pero creo que aún se puede mejorar y mucho.
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