GIMP tutorial: Make an Exploding Planet

Thank you for commenting, rating and subbing, I really appriciate it. This is Krome727’s request. I learned this technique from

mikethedj4 brought it to my attention that he did this tutorial for photoshop first. Sorry mike, I was not aware.
His channel can be found here: where you can find the photoshop tutorial:

I learned this technique from here:

It wasn’t in video form, so I decided to convert it.