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Set the Moon on Your Desk With This Realistic ‘Lunar Surface’ Made With NASA Data

Space Themed Desk Accessory

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The 1969 moon landing represents one of humankind’s greatest achievements, and DeskX is making it even easier to celebrate this milestone of space exploration. Their latest design called Lunar Surface is the perfect accessory if you’re captivated by Earth’s satellite and wish you could have a piece of it in your home. The Hong Kong-based designers have created a model of the moon using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; the result looks so realistic that you’d think it was really from outer space.

The Lunar Surface is a slab with a textured top that evokes the rocky, uneven terrain found on the moon. Crafted from jewelry-grade concrete, it’s hand-finished and presented on a space-grade aluminum base. This makes it a stunning addition to any home decor or office. The sleek design can fit on a desk, or it can be hung on the wall like a work of art. To highlight its cratered surface, DeskX recommends shining it under a direct light source.

The Lunar Surface is available in two sizes: a “large” size measuring 7×7 inches and a “regular” size measuring about 4×4 inches. Pre-order yours by visiting their Kickstarter. And if you love this space-inspired project, be sure to check out their other stunning creations featuring the solar system made using gemstones.

DeskX has created a space-themed desk accessory that looks exactly like a piece of the moon.

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Learn more about Lunar Surface in the video below:

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All images via DeskX. 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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