Spectra Measures the Impact of Meteorites on the Moon

 - Sep 30, 2014
References: field.io & designboom
Spectra is a kinetic sculpture that mimics and thus measures how meteorites effect the moon's surface, in a way that's far more cost effective than sending people up in space on a monthly basis. According to DesignBoom, "Spectra’s levitating form will reflect the atmosphere-less quality of the lunar environment, with a transformative facade highlighting the actual magnitude of these small events, taking place across the universe."

The sculpture itself looks like it's made from triangular materials that are elevated above the floor. The coloring takes on a gold look, and actually looks quite opulent. If anyone was glancing in one would think it's more for a high-class installation that a science project which could drastically change how scientists think of meteorites and the moon in general.

Photo Credits: designboom, field.io