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This amazing Meteorite Jewellery piece contains a museum grade piece of Moldavite which sits within a masterfully crafted NASA astronaut space pendant with a gold enamelled helmet (just like the Apollo astronauts!) and comes hung on a beautiful, sterling silver chain. Moldavites have been shown to be about 14.7 million years old. The most popular explanation of their origin is that they were formed during the impact of a large meteorite, or comet nuclei, with the Earth’s surface.
When an enormous meteorite of several cubic kilometres plummets towards the Earth, the uppermost layers of the Earth’s surface are melted by the highly compressed hot air cushion in front of the advancing meteorite moments prior to impact. At the moment of impact, there is a tremendous explosion comparable with multiple nuclear bombs, the atmosphere is torn apart, and Moldavite tektites are formed in the vacuum bubble.
The fusion process and the throwing out of the Moldavite tektite occurs in a very short time period prior to the actual impact of the meteorite or comet core. The modelling of the formation of large impact craters has shown that the column of hot ascending atmosphere can carry the tektite melt into the upper parts of the atmosphere or even above the atmosphere.
There is strong evidence to support this explanation of the origin of tektites due to the known age of tektites found in certain areas, and the relative proximity of the tektite strewnfields to large meteorite craters of the same age. A number of researchers have suggested that the surface material in the area around the Ries Crater, in Germany, is probably the source material for Moldavites -- the age of the crater is identical with the age of Moldavites.
Please Note: No two pieces of Moldavite are the same, and as such the piece pictured above will not be the one you receive. The piece you will receive will be of the same quality but will vary somewhat in size and shape (though most are pretty similar to the one pictured).
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