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We got to take a little tour of the meteorite collection at the museum today! It was one of those existential moments where I realized I was surrounded by objects older than the earth, some even older than the solar system. And I got to TOUCH one of them (that baby is 4 billion years old right there). It was really neat getting the deets on pre-solar diamonds and what makes a differentiated meteor, etc. Plus I got to hold a Mars rock (in a plastic case, granted) that was worth $187,000! It would have fit easily in the palm of my hand, so definitely not that large.
Diamonds are great, but space rocks are literally forever.
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We got to take a little tour of the meteorite collection at the museum today! It was one of those existential moments where I realized I was surrounded by objects older than the earth, some even older than the solar system. And I got to TOUCH one of them (that baby is 4 billion years old right there). It was really neat getting the deets on pre-solar diamonds and what makes a differentiated meteor, etc. Plus I got to hold a Mars rock (in a plastic case, granted) that was worth $187,000! It would have fit easily in the palm of my hand, so definitely not that large.

Diamonds are great, but space rocks are literally forever.

Finished my first crinoid! I don’t think there’s going to be text or anything on the actual website these are all going on (they’ll also probably be all separate too I would imaging) but I felt like putting them all together for easy viewing. :)

Oh man the coloring part of this project is going to kill me… Took three work days to get this done (also I already know I have a few anatomical fixes to make, so there’s that too…). O_O

My favorite animal I’ve worked on so far. Crinoids are weeeeeird. But Platyceras is even weirder because it attaches itself to the Crinoid’s pooper and just stays there its whole life, living off the expelled waste. What a life. The writing by the drawing of the snail on the Crinoid says “you’re gross, snail” if you were wondering. :P

Also, my workspace is getting covered in so many fossils I have to dig myself out each morning to work hahah.

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