Marília Meteorite

Part 1 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) in the Kuiper belt or other region of the solar system before changing its route into the solar system.

Part 1 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) in the Kuiper belt or other region of the solar system before changing its route into the solar system.

Part 2 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) passing near Saturn before heading to Earth.

Part 2 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) passing near Saturn before heading to Earth.

Part 3 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) almost reaching Earth.

Part 3 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) almost reaching Earth.

Part 4 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) crossing the Earth's ozone layer and becoming a meteor towards the earth's surface.

Part 4 - Meteoroid (or asteroid) crossing the Earth's ozone layer and becoming a meteor towards the earth's surface.

Part 5 - ​​​​​​​Meteor crossing the sky of Marilia - SP, breaking into 3 smaller pieces, before reaching the ground of the city, in the late afternoon of October 5, 1971.

Part 5 - ​​​​​​​Meteor crossing the sky of Marilia - SP, breaking into 3 smaller pieces, before reaching the ground of the city, in the late afternoon of October 5, 1971.

Part 1 - Process & Details

Part 1 - Process & Details

Part 2 - Process & Details

Part 2 - Process & Details

Part 3 - Process & Details

Part 3 - Process & Details

Part 4 - Process

Part 4 - Process

Part 5 - Process, Details & Render in Blender

Part 5 - Process, Details & Render in Blender

Marília Meteorite

This is a project for my first solo art exhibition, which happened on 10/04/2019 at the Marilia Municipal Theater "Waldir Silveira Mello", in the city of Marília, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was invited by biophysicist and astrobiologist Ivan Gláucio Paulino Lima of the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (https://www.bmsis.org/) and NASA Ames Research Center (https://www.nasa.gov/ames) to the carrying out the artistic concept project of 5 works of one of the few meteorites that fell in Brazil, specifically the meteorite (chondrite) that fell in Marilia on 10/05/1971, at 5:30 pm (local time). The meteorite shattered into pieces at an altitude of about 15 km, and the pieces fell to various parts of the city. In this project, I sought to represent the path taken by both Marilia Meteorite and any Meteoroid or Asteroid, from its trajectory from the Kuiper Belt (or any other asteroid or comet belt), to its fall as a meteor on Earth, became a meteorite.