Stunningly Beautiful Meteorite Section Looks Like An Email From Space

This striking and odd meteorite section looks like an email from space or a painting sent to earth by an alien race. For those who are curious (all of you!) these mystical, geometric markings are formed by post-atmospheric cooling.

Although these striations and patterns are made by nature, they are reminiscent of a flyer for a 90’s rave party or a digital image created by computer – it’s a futuristic techno-fantasy, yet these patterns were made by nature. Utterly amazing!  Click the picture for a closer view.

This meteorite section currently resides at the Cockburn Geological Museum in Edinburgh. Eric, this reminded me of your art!

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Meteorite section looks like an email from space!



  1. egehlin

    I once saw a 3D artist use a pattern from a meteor section as part of a texture for a crashed spaceship. I was stunned by the effect of stress metal panels that he used from a pattern created by nature.

    There are several meteor slices at the Adler Planetarium here in Chicago. It’s been some years since I was last there. Maybe it’s time to visit again…


    1. egehlin

      AHHHH!! My hands shake and I hit enter before finishing!!!

      Meant to finish with:

      BTW-thanks for mentioning my art in your post. I am most grateful and honored.

      Best Regards,

    2. Content Catnip

      It’s totally amazing. Maybe you can integrate this into your story somehow the stress patterns? I send you my thoughts on it over email. I really love your ideas, it’s going to be great!

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