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There Are Worlds to Explore, Medium 3D Crystal Sculpture
Crystal sculpture with 10 worlds, shown illuminated with Medium Light Base
 
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About the Crystal Sculptures at Store Galactica.

This product is a Crystal Sculpture from the Voyage National Program, and is part of the There Are Worlds to Explore
Series.


A medium-sized crystal sculpture containing 10 of the 25 worlds found in the Voyage model Solar System exhibition
permanently installed on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and in communities across the U.S. Eight planets and two dwarf planets are laser-sculpted in 3D inside solid crystal at one 10-billionth actual size, exactly as they appear in the Voyage exhibition. Be part of the Voyage National Program, and order a Solar System of your very own! And if you want to think really BIG, you might want to explore permanent placement of a Voyage exhibition in YOUR community!

This product is a showpiece. We highly recommend that it be placed on a Medium Light Base for stunning display. If you wish, you can add a Medium Light Base for an additional and discounted price of $25.00 as an option below.
Our Price: $44.99


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Product Code: LRB80-WTE


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There Are Worlds to Explore
Medium Crystal Sculpture
Product Code: LRB80-WTE


10 Worlds of the Solar System

at One 10-Billionth Actual Size

This exquisite crystal block reproduces 10 of the 25 worlds found in the Voyage model Solar System exhibition at exactly one 10-billionth actual size. Eight planets and two dwarf planets are laser-sculpted in 3D inside the solid crystal block, and are presented gracefully, and in size order, against the edge of the Sun. The highly accurate model worlds include the oblateness of Jupiter and Saturn, the orientations in space of the planetary ring systems, and the ring structure. It is interesting to note that the dwarf planet Eris is larger than dwarf planet Pluto. The discovery of Eris, and its size determination re-opened the debate on Pluto's status, and led to Pluto's reclassification as a "dwarf planet" in 2006. Take the Voyage home!

For a sculpture that reproduces all 25 worlds found in the Voyage exhibition, including 15 moons,
see the Large Crystal Sculpture.


Relevant Education Links:

This product derives from the programs of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education whose mission is to Inspire ... then Educate. Here are some educational links that are relevant to the product, and allow you to launch your own Voyage of exploration.

Powerful Essays at the Center's Blog on the Universe
> The Nature of Our Existence
> The Power of Models
> The National Air and Space Museum, Site of the First Voyage Exhibition
 
Compelling, thought-provoking posts on the scale of the Solar System
at the Center's Blog on the Universe
> My Really Long Drive with Jordi
> Dr. Jeff's Interplanetary Travel Agency
> If I Could Gift Wrap the Moon
> Spaceship Earth
> Apples and You


Specifications and Options:


Product Code: LRB80-WTE

Crystal Dimensions:

English: 3.1 (Length) x 1.9 (Depth) x 2.0 (Height) inches

Metric: 80 (Length) x 49 (Depth) x 51 (Height) millimeters

Beveled edges to prevent chipping.

Product Weight (
does not include weight of packing material for shipment):
>Crystal in gift box: 1 lb 9 oz (1.6 kg)
>Optional lighted base in gift box: 6 oz (0.2 kg)

Lighted Base: a lighted base is highly recommended for spectacular display of the art contained in the crystal. LRB80 crystal should be displayed with the optional Medium Light Base. Note that this base only comes with battery power.

Warranty: There is no warranty on the crystal.
There is a 30-day warranty on the electrical system for the lighted base. Purchaser is responsible for shipping costs for the return of a defective lighted base. Store Galactica will cover shipping of a new lighted base back to purchaser. All product is carefully inspected and carefully packaged before shipping. Damage in transit is the responsibility of the shipper. 

Customizing: you can add laser-burned custom text, and/or a web URL in the crystal for an added set up fee.


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