|Vesta is the second largest asteroid in the solar system and one of the last remaining protoplanets discovered in 1807. The impressive asteroid is recreated with a topographic map from NASA’s Dawn mission, featuring a beautiful color-coded array of blues, reds and greens that distinguish differences in surface elevation – red showing higher elevation and blue showing lower. The polychromatic globe comes packaged with a 3-pronged acrylic base.|
How Does it Work: MOVA® Creations represent the highest level of expertise in technology and science to simulate perpetual motion with ambient light and the earth’s magnetic field. With each one built to last, MOVA® Creations require detail, precision and craftsmanship in every aspect of development.
How They’re Made: MOVA® Creations are 90% handmade. We use only the most premium materials, including finely polished polymer resin hemisphere shells and a careful mixture of non-toxic fluids to allow our globes to rotate freely.
Inner Workings: A sophisticated motion mechanism, powered by ambient light, rests discreetly inside each globe. Consisting of solar cells, magnetic elements and other proprietary components, the mechanism drives the continuous rotation without any batteries or power cords.
Graphics: Our graphics are carefully designed for spherical objects, maintaining aspect ratios and composition while also taking into account how the movement of our creations will ultimately enhance the designs.
Printing: Our patented printing technique allows the graphics to be transparent enough to let light permeate the globe but also opaque enough to conceal the inner workings. Precise color combinations and specialty inks are used to ensure an impeccable finished print.
Assembly: Each MOVA® Creation is meticulously assembled by hand to ensure that a high-quality, well-engineered masterpiece reaches the hands of our customers. After printing and forming the shells, the motion mechanism is placed inside and the two hemispheres are joined together and checked for accuracy and alignment. Once the outer shell, or cube is assembled around the globe, our patented liquid fills the space to allow for frictionless movement. The finished product is then polished to perfection and packaged for delivery to MOVA enthusiasts all around the world.
*Special offers and discounts do not apply to MOVA Globes
|Recommended age range:||Youth and older|
|Color:||Blue, Green, Red|
|Batteries:||Not needed - Solar|
|Shipping Weight:||3 lbs.|