Glass Eye Studio - Celestial Neptune

Celebrate the splendor of this beautiful, watery world with our Neptune paperweight featuring shimmering blues and tiny, sparkling bubbles. Named after the god of the sea in ancient Roman mythology, Neptune is the last of the giant planets. The atmosphere of Neptune is made of hydrogen and helium, with some methane. The methane absorbs red light, which makes the planet appear a lovely blue. This pale blue world has been beautifully captured in this paperweight by the artists from Glass eye Studio.

A stunning paperweight and/or decorative piece of art, The Celestial Neptune 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.

Neptune lies nearly 3 billion miles from the Sun and is so distant that telescopes cannot pick up its details. It is the eighth planet from the Sun making it the most distant in the solar system. This gas giant planet may have formed much closer to the Sun in early solar system history before migrating to its present position. Neptune has 14 moons. The most interesting moon is Triton, a frozen world that is spewing nitrogen ice and dust particles out from below its surface. It was likely captured by the gravitational pull of Neptune. It is probably the coldest world in the solar system. More than 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, the planet takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun. In 2011 Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846.

Only one spacecraft has flown by Neptune:
In 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft swept past the planet. It returned the first close-up images of the Neptune system. Neptune from the Roman mythology or Poseidon from the Greek?




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