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Green Uranium Glass Ball
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In the past, glass manufacturers added uranium to glass for color. Uranium has since become more strictly regulated, but the old uranium glass objects are still floating around. Because of the uranium content, these marbles glow bright green under ultraviolet light. ...

$7.00
NASA Mission Control Computer Chip
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During the 1970s–80s, NASA used state-of-the-art computers from the company Modular Computer Systems. These "MODCOMP" systems were used in processing and controlling the telemetry of many space projects including the Voyager probes, Skylab, as well as the early Space Shuttle launches....

$17.95
Aerogel
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Aerogel is one of the most impressive materials humans have created...so far.   This vial contains 25mL (approximately 1 heaping handful) of silica aerogel particles—the world's lightest known solid material. Commonly called "frozen smoke", it is safe to touch, hydrophobic (repels...

$16.00
Japanese Star Sand
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Star sand is a biogenic "sand" made of the star-shaped exoskeletons of tiny, single-celled sea creatures belonging to the Foraminifera group. This sample is from Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. This type of sand can only be found on a...

$7.50
Unbroken Geode
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These 2-3" geodes come unbroken so you can smash them open yourself. You'll be the first person to ever see the crystals hidden inside. Most contain quartz crystals, but there's a small chance you could get another type of crystal....

$8.00$5.00
Trilobite Fossil
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Species:  FlexicalymeneEra: Ordovician (500–425 million years ago)Location: MoroccoThese photos are representative of our current inventory. You may not receive these exact specimens. We prioritize sending the biggest specimens first.  

$11.00
Geisenoceras Fossil
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Geisenoceras is an extinct cephalopod, similar to a squid with a long, pointed shell, that lived during the Devonian period around 400 million years ago. Species:  Geisenoceras Era: Devonian (400 million years ago) Location: Morocco   Specimens picture are representative of our...

$4.00
Fossilized Crow Shark Tooth
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A tooth fossil that once belonged to a prehistoric shark. Species: SqualicoraxEra: Cretaceous (100–70 million years ago)Location: Kansas This listing is for one tooth fossil. This image is a representation of what you can expect to receive. You may not receive these...

$4.00$2.00
Giant Sequoia Seeds
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Grow a Giant Sequoia—the most massive tree in the world! Each vial contains around half a dozen seeds, each crammed with all the genetic information to grow one of the largest organisms on Earth. Be sure to study the proper growing/care...

$2.00$1.00
Lunar Dust Simulant
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This vial contains simulated moon dust. It was engineered to be chemically and mechanically identical to the surface of ancient volcanic plains on the Moon, called maria. The particle size and composition was designed to match that of the samples returned...

$5.00
Cephalopod Ink
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Almost all cephalopods- the tentacled class of marine mollusks that include the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish- have the ability to eject dark ink from their body as a method of escaping predators. The melanin-based ink is stored in an ink...

$4.00
Campo del Cielo Meteorite
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These Campo del Cielo meteorites fell to Earth 4,000–5,000 years ago in  Argentina. They are estimate to be about 4.5 billion years old and likely formed during early development of our solar system. A great birthday gift for someone uncomfortable about...

$12.00
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