Glass Eye Studio - Celestial Mercury

The smallest and the closest planet to the Sun (Pluto has been declassified as a planet and is now a dwarf), this tiny planet is only visible from Earth 13 times a century! Glass Eye is pleased to bring you their version, a unique contrast of light and dark with a dusting of crimson on its darker side. 

The planet is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.

A stunning paperweight and/or decorative piece of art, The Celestial Mercury Paperweight is part of the Celestial Planet Collection.  It makes a wonderful gift for both personal and corporate occasions, or it can be the perfect addition to your own Glass Eye Studio Collection.  

3" wide in diameter, it comes in a beautiful velvet keepsake box with a story card that tells its unique tale.  A blend of imagination, science, art and creativity, this Glass Eye Studio Celestial paperweight is fascinating.  There is a special effect on this dichroic glass that makes it change colour when it reflects or transmits light.  

All Glass Eye Studio products are handmade and individually crafted by artists.  They are made with the ash from Mount St. Helens volcano eruption (in Washington state) that occurred at 8:32:17 A.M. on Sunday, May 18, 1980.

It is the swiftest of the orbiting worlds, speeding around the Sun at nearly 108,000 miles an hour. Because it has almost no atmosphere to retain heat, Mercury's surface experiences the greatest temperature variation of the planets in the Solar System, ranging from −173 °C at the poles to 427 °C during the day at some equatorial regions.

Only two spacecraft have ever visited Mercury:
Owing to its proximity to the Sun, Mercury is a difficult planet to visit. In 1974 and 1975 Mariner 10 flew by Mercury three times, during this time it mapped just under half of the planet’s surface. On August 3rd 2004, the Messenger probe was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, this was the first spacecraft to visit since the mid 1970’s. Mercury,The smallest planet in our solar system. 



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