Item No. 1190
An icy Comet penetrates earths atmosphere. Bow shock pressure lines emanate from the Comet's leading edge as translucent blue shock waves form in its core.
A self illuminating frosted exterior and a ring of mirror gold complete the design. Price includes an engravable marble presentation base.
The Stardust spacecraft launched in 1999 took detailed pictures of a comet's out-gassing jets which are able to
lift large chunks of rock from the comet's surface.
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.
"Just wanted to let you know the piece has arrived and it's simply exquisite!!! We haven't presented it to the recipient yet, but I'm sure it will be well received. Thanks for everything."
Cindy Koleba, H.J. Oldenkamp Co., Warren, MI