Joshua Lester takes a look at using After Effects bundled tools for creating a space scene complete with planets, realistic light effects and a background full of stars, using simple effects like the ever so useful fractal noise, CC Sphere, and glow.

Using simple effects like Fractal Noise, Glow and CC Sphere, an AE Editor can easily create both a planet with depth and realistic light settings as well as backdrop filled with stars

Joshua also provides some tips on aesthetics through the course of the tutorial, check out the two part tutorial, Creating Epic Scenes From Outer Space here.