The Painted Caverns sat deep in the bowels of the icy moon

When the flare lit up, filling the cavern with a thousand shades of purple and green, a brief, mad thought passed Jun's brain. An alien intelligence must have passed through here, he decided, and directed the ice to flow like streaks of oil paint smudged into the darkness. Just as suddenly, the idea vanished, replaced by excitement at the rich geological history he would get to uncover.

Artist Kuldar Leement has prints of "Curiosity" available at Society6 and ARTFLAKES.

Curiosity [Kuldar Leement on deviantART via r/ImaginaryStarscapes]