The spirit of discovery and exploration of space reaches a new milestone for Spacefox. Be transported through the cosmic history of our galaxy by entering the Collision universe, a collection of high-end jewelry, containing real pieces of meteorites telling the story of the Moon, Mars and the far reaches of the Earth. Universe.
Collision, the new range of Spacefox wristbands
After two years of research and development, Spacefox finally unveils its brand new project, a range of bracelets containing real pieces of lunar, Martian and ferrous meteorites, coming directly from the confines of our Solar System.
With this range of bracelets , Spacefox is taking a new step in its desire to share the wonder offered by the space domain.
Indeed, you have the possibility of acquiring a real piece of lunar, Martian or ferrous meteorite (Asteroids dating from the creation of our galaxy), in a jewel with a unique design.
It is in an approach of local commitment and in order to ensure the best possible quality for the final product that Spacefox has decided to produce the entire Collision© range in France.
The Collision© range is presented in a silver-edged case specifically designed by Spacefox, containing an engraved metal number plate and documentation dedicated to meteorites.
Meteorites, precious objects witnessing the history of the Universe
A meteorite is a rocky body of extraterrestrial origin that has not vaporized during the passage through the Earth's atmosphere.
It is therefore possible to find them on the earth's soil, almost everywhere on the globe.
A good part of these meteorites end up disappearing at the bottom of the oceans, the earth being covered with 70% of water.
Generally, they are discovered in desert areas such as the Sahara Desert, indeed these places with very little humidity make it possible to keep meteorites for a long period.
On average, the terrestrial stay of these fragments, before being found, is approximately 50 to 100,000 years.
The value of meteorites is intrinsically linked to their rarity.
For a lunar or Martian meteorite to end up on Earth, an asteroid of significant mass had to hit the Moon, or Mars, in order to create a shock violent enough for pieces to escape the gravity of the Star. .
Like lunar and Martian meteorites, iron meteorites result from a collision between huge objects at the very heart of the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Following the shock, the fragments found themselves scattered throughout the cosmos, by chance they ended up meeting the terrestrial trajectory in the immensity of the vacuum of space.
Today, it is estimated that one meteorite in a thousand comes from the Moon.
To get a better idea of the rarity of lunar meteorites, currently we discover 3500 tons of gold per year, against a few kilos for lunar meteorites.
THE IRON BRACELET
Discover the origins of the solar system with the IRON bracelet.
4.5 billion years ago, the Solar System was formed following the gravitational collapse of a large part of a giant molecular cloud.
With the formation of the sun as the starting point, the scattered cloud remnants will form a protoplanetary disc, transformed over time into planets, moons, asteroids and celestial bodies.
One of the masses made up of a metallic core breaks under the colossal shock of a giant asteroid impact randomly releasing a multitude of fragments into space.
During their journey through the vacuum of space, some of these ferrous fragments will end up crossing the orbit of our blue planet, ending after crossing the atmosphere, crashing on Earth or in the oceans.
The pieces of meteorite constituting the IRON bracelet, are seen hitting the ground in Sweden where they were discovered by man in 1906.
This meteorite is called Muonionalusta.
THE MOON BRACELET
Relive the story of the lunar conquest with the MOON bracelet
During the cosmic history of our Solar System, an asteroid eventually crashed into the Moon 4 billion years ago.
The power of the impact between our satellite and this asteroid was of such violence that it caused the expulsion of many lunar fragments into the vacuum of space.
The Earth found itself in the axis of some of these projectiles which were attracted by the gravitational force of our planet.
Once in the atmosphere, much of this debris ended up charred by the friction with the atmosphere generated during the descent towards the earth's surface.
But some managed to resist, ending their way in the oceans and on Earth.
Following the Apollo program missions from 1961 to 1972, humans were able to attest to the scars of the past left on the lunar surface due to the incessant bombardment by asteroids.
On this occasion, the few astronauts who had the chance to set foot on the lunar soil had the main mission of collecting samples of lunar rock.
These 382 kg of samples brought back to Earth now make it possible to identify the various meteorites crushed on the earth's soil.
The piece of lunar rock constituting the MOON bracelet was discovered in northwest Africa in 2020.
It is given the name Regolith Breccia
THE MARS BRACELET
Take part in the Martian epic with the MARS bracelet.
Long before man set eyes on Mars 2.5 billion years ago, magma chambers feeding the planet's volcano erupted.
A significant amount of rock from these chambers is expelled, covering part of the Martian surface.
Subsequently, in the cosmic chaos, an asteroid ends up crashing into the red planet, propelling some of these rocks into the vacuum of space.
After a long journey in the dark of space, some of these fragments ended up crossing the road to Earth too.
It was following the ESA's MARS EXPRESS mission in 2003 that humans became aware of this intense volcanic activity on Mars.
The mission's orbiter made it possible to study the surface by mapping it, but also to probe the subsoil by radar waves using the Marsi instrument.
The meteorite was then discovered in 2020, taking the scientific name of Poikilitic Sgergottites.
Stones certified by a professional in the field
It is quite normal to ask the question: how to be sure that these are real meteorites?
As part of the Collision© project, we worked with a professional in the search and identification of meteorites on Earth: Luc Labenne
Luc Labenne is a meteorite hunter, he travels around the world to find different specimens.
Subsequently, he is responsible for determining the chemical composition with a spectrometer, the origin and the nature of the stone.
He then sends a piece of this stone to the Meteoritical Society for further analysis, then they are officially certified and classified in the Meteoritical Bulletin.
The Meteoritical Society is an international organization dedicated to promoting research and education in the field of planetary science, with emphasis on the study of meteorites and other extraterrestrial materials that enable us to better understand the origin of the solar system.
How to determine the origin of the stone?
To determine the Martian origin of a stone, meteorite scientists use a technique discovered in 1983 by Donald Bogard and Pratt Johnson. It consists of piercing the fine bubbles present in the meteorite. These bubbles contain tiny quantities of gas from the Martian atmosphere corresponding exactly to the analyzes made of them by the Viking probe in 1976 (the first probe to land on the Martian surface). It is these same analyzes which today serve as references for specialists in Martian meteorites.
In the case of moonstones, scientists use samples brought back by humans during the Apollo missions as a reference. A comparative study is then conducted to approve the lunar origin.
Ferrous stones from asteroids are identified by comparing them to the first meteorites discovered in Sweden in 1906. An iron meteorite can be recognized by its melting black crust composed of iron oxide. This type of meteorite is distinguished by its high weight. Iron meteorites are made of alloys of iron and nickel, which do not occur naturally on earth.
Subsequently, the meteorites are made available to museums to be exhibited for the purpose of scientific sharing, but they are also available for sale for collectors, in jewelry, etc.
For the purchase of a bracelet from the range, you will be provided with a certificate attesting to the origin of the meteorite.
“This passion actually started from a very young age, picking up pebbles on paths. I remember, when I was little, at my grandparents' house there were paths full of gravel and small pebbles... And there I spent hours, really hours, looking at each pebble. So I wasn't looking for meteorites at the time, but fossils, and other minerals… Little fossils… sometimes I would find a piece of sea urchin, and there I would look in a little book that I had, and I was just thrilled. So I would say it started there, the passion for looking down. »
Luc Labenne for Science and Space
A certification and a work of art in the form of NFT.
Guaranteeing the authenticity and exact provenance of your stone is the point of honor of the Collision© project. Spacefox therefore suggests that you use the Blockchain Elrond so that you never lose your certificate of authenticity. Your NFT Collision Spacefox will be the digital alter ego of your bracelet.
NFT is the abbreviation of the English term "Non Fungible Token". A token, or “token” is a digital asset issued by a blockchain. In the same category, we find bitcoins, or XRP.
NFTs are different from other cryptocurrencies. Indeed, non-fungible means that each token is unique, and cannot be reproduced. Unlike bitcoins which are fungible.
Thanks to this technology, Spacefox offers you the possibility of directly accessing the certification information of your bracelet.
To enable this, Spacefox has partnered with the Maiar application, a famous Exchange based on the Elrond blockchain.