Glass Eye Studio - Celestial Pluto

This famous non-planet is re-examined by Glass Eye Studio artists to honor the 2015 fly by of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft. Discovered in 1930, Pluto was the ninth planet in the solar system until 2006 when the International Astronomical Union redefined it as a “dwarf planet”.  Some astronomers still hold that Pluto and its five moons should be official planets.

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

Pluto is named after the Greek god of the underworld. Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930. For the 76 years between Pluto being discovered and the time it was reclassified as a dwarf planet it completed under a third of its orbit around the Sun. Pluto is the largest dwarf planet. Pluto is one third water in the form of water ice, which is more than 3 times as much water as in all the Earth’s oceans. It has 5 moons. With such a large distance from the Sun, Pluto is incredibly cold. The surface of Pluto, can range from a low temperature of -240 degrees Celsius and -218 degrees Celsius. The average surface temperature on Pluto is -229 Celsius. Pluto is cold. Very very cold!

 

 




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