Item No. 1171
In the final stages of entering our atmosphere the Comet, with one blue shock wave remaining, has melted to a smooth finish and is glowing from the intense heat of re-entry.
This effect is created by replacing the second shock wave with fumed 24kt gold and adding a gold mirror finish to the exterior. The price includes an engravable marble presentation base.
The Stardust spacecraft launched in 1999 took detailed pictures of a comet. When slower comets encounter supersonic solar winds a bow shock is formed at the comets leading edge. This causes cometary ions to load the solar magnetic field with plasma which forms the comets distinctive ion tail.
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Neny Garcia, Coral Gables Community Foundation, Coral Gables, FL