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PICKSTARTER: Own Your Own Scientifically Accurate Model Of The Moon

PICKSTARTER: Own Your Own Scientifically Accurate Model Of The Moon

We here are Nerdist.com have a certain proclivity for interesting lamps. There’s a sense of joy we feel when there are pop culture related lamps making their rounds on the internet, like the Baymax or Legend of Zelda ones, and we pretty much lost our minds when the Death Star lamp became a thing we could all own. Hell, we’ve even featured other Moon lamps in the past. What we’re getting at is that there’s a clear pro-lamp agenda going on here at Nerdist. This one from a recent post on This Is Colossal might take the cake as it is one of the most lovely luminous lamps we’ve ever laid eyes on as of late.

Created by London designer Oscar Lhermitte along with Kudu Studio, the appropriately named “Moon” is so much more than a simple lamp. Created with data from NASA‘s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, this 1/20 million replica of our very own chunk of space cheese is about as accurate as you can get. Every nook and cranny of its surface can be seen in stunning detail thanks to an orbiting light ring.

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Most impressive is the fact Lhermitte and his team created custom software to mimic actual lunar orbital patterns so that Moon (the lamp) can be synced up with the Moon (the actual Moon). This means that you can see what the Moon is up to at any moment of the day.

Their Kickstarter has a few different options and perks but if you’re looking for your very own desktop satellite get ready to shell out £300 (about $426 at current exchange rate when this was being written) for just the 6.8 inch model without the LED sun ring. For the full “Sun and Moon” package be ready for a £500 dent in your bank accounts.

Take a look at the gallery below for more images and head over to Moon’s Kickstarter to get your very own.

Despite the price, it still is the coolest thing we’ve seen in a while. Maybe spending upwards of $700 for this sort of thing is worth it. Let’s discuss in the comments below!

Images: Oscar Lhermitte

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