MOVA JUPITER 4.5 INCH GLOBE

£169.99

MOVA Globes – Designed to rotate silently on their own, using the power of light and Earths’ magnetic field.

-Turns using ambient light

-Hidden magnets provide movement

-No cords or batteries

 

SELF ROTATING GLOBES
Each handcrafted globe amalgamates vibrant artwork with Mova’s patented technology for flawless rotation without batteries or messy cords. Hidden solar cells use ambient light for power, while the earth’s magnetic field provides the necessary torque. These elements work in unison to power a whisper quiet mechanism, allowing the globe to rotate within a clear outer shell.

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The Jupiter Globe uses images obtained from NASA, allowing you to get a close-up view of our solar system’s largest planet. Its famed blue and brown bands are depicted in mesmerizing detail, along with the swirling storm known as the ‘great red spot’. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Fittingly, it was named after the king of the gods in Roman mythology. In a similar manner, the ancient Greeks named the planet after Zeus, the king of the Greek pantheon. Jupiter helped revolutionize the way we saw the universe and ourselves in 1610, when Galileo discovered Jupiter’s four large moons — Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, now known as the Galilean moons. This was the first time that celestial bodies were seen circling an object other than Earth, and gave major support to the Copernican view that Earth was not the center of the universe. Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined. If the enormous planet was about 80 times more massive, it would have actually become a star instead of a planet. Jupiter’s immense volume could hold more than 1,300 Earths. That means that if Jupiter were the size of a basketball, Earth would be the size of a grape.