Our topographical 3D model of the famous Tycho Lunar Crater: The perfect gift for any space-exploration enthusiast or astronomy fan!
This stunningly realistic model of Tycho Crater can be hung on the wall or rest flat on your desk.
Made of hard resin, our Tycho Lunar Crater model measures 10” square, set in a 12.5” by 11” injection-molded ABS display frame.
Scan the QR code on the Tycho plaque with your smartphone to learn even more about Tycho crater!
Tycho is believed to have formed about 100 million years ago when an asteroid or comet slammed into the Moon.
Material from the impact fell back to the surface as bright rays of ejecta, visible from Earth with the naked eye, although the crater itself is too small to be seen.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Tycho Crater is featured prominently in the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” in scenes where a 4 million year old alien monolith (“Tycho Magnetic Anomaly”, or TMA-1) was found, buried forty feet beneath the lunar surface.
This is a limited, numbered edition of 1,500 pieces worldwide.
Each replica will include an LE numbered name plate and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Each MRG Space Terrain is an exacting recreation of a specific extra-terrestrial topographic detail.
MRG has perfected a process by which we digitally combine NASA LRO or MRO radar, scan data with super-high resolution photos to create an unprecedented level of detail! We then output these files in 3D with a resolution down to 16 microns!
Future replicas will include: Clavius (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey), Copernicus (and other) Lunar craters, and the Martian Olympus Mons (available NOW!), Values Mariners,
and many more!
This product is in stock and ships via USPS within 2-3 business days.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund. You can return a product for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it.
Each Space Terrain is an exacting recreation of a specific extra-terrestrial topographic detail. MRG has perfected a process by which we digitally combine NASA LRO or MRO radar-scan data with super-high resolution photos to create an unprecedented level of detail! We then output these files in 3D with a resolution down to 16 microns! Replicas will include: Tycho, Clavius, Copernicus (and other) Lunar craters, and the Martian Olympus Mons and Valles Marineris as well as many others! Each cast-resin terrain is removable from the injection-molded ABS display frame. Each display also features a metal name-plate with QR code that takes the viewer to our website for more technical information about that specific terrain. Approximate overall display dimensions: 12.5 inches x 11.1 inches. Each 10-inch square topographic section is removable from the base and can be hung on any wall with the frame attached or without.