This Stunning Mars Globe Creates A Dust Storm When Shaken
Looking for the perfect gift for the astronomy lover in your life? This Mars Dust Globe will make the coolest addition to any space enthusiast’s desk. And if you are as fascinated with the mysterious ‘Red Planet’ as much as we are, this awesome piece of décor is an enthralling gateway to the second smallest planet in the solar system.
Indeed, no other planet in the solar system has intrigued us quite like the planet Mars. Among all other planets outside Earth, it is the only planet that could potentially sustain life. Cumulative evidence shows that the desolate planet might have had liquid water in the form of ice. The presence of water means that the place is capable of sustaining lifeforms. Although ‘life on Mars’ is still far-fetched, we can only dream, right? Perhaps not now but maybe in the future, it could become a reality. And this Mars Globe serves as a hopeful vision of that future that we may not be able to witness.
Mars Dust Globe
The Mars Globe is an astronomical twist on a classic snow globe. Inside the round transparent glass is a detailed miniature replica of the Red Planet. One side of it shows the planet view which includes the topography of Valles Marineris, Olympus Mons and the Tharsis volcanoes. The other side features adult and child astronauts on rocky ground holding hands.
The sculptural figure inside the glass gives an accurate depiction of the planet. But wait till you shake the glass dome. It creates a great swirl that mimics the phenomenal dust storms on the said planet. Watch as mesmerizing flakes of red dust engulf the entire planet along with the astronauts. And wait as the dust storm eventually calms down and becomes clear, revealing the unharmed planet and the astronauts inside.
The Mars Globe measures 4 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches high including its silver-colored plastic base. Admire the mystical beauty of the Red Planet in your hands and imagine yourself exploring the far-flung planet. One satisfied customer wrote:
“I bought this for a colleague who is teaching ‘The Martian’ to her classes this year. She loved the unique trinket! The dust has a neat sheen and stays suspended in the ‘air’ for a reasonable amount of time to simulate the environment. We’re big fans!”