Know what I see when I look into this solar system crystal ball? No Pluto! And it makes me wonder if kids these days - a demographic maker Sumnacon says its solar system-filled crystal ball is perfect for - even know what Pluto is. That the little dwarf with the heart-shaped feature and red-snow-covered mountains was once an integral planet in our 9-strong greater world, and the crucial "Pizza" in the mnemonic device we used to help us remember the rest: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.
But although today's solar system crystal ball leaves us hanging on what smart Mama fed us nine of, it's still kinda neat to look at, and even has uses beyond desktop display piece to keep us entertained. Sumnacon recommends incorporating the ball into photography pursuits, as it "makes for interesting subject matter and unusual photos." It's also a valid educational tool, depicting not only the planets in 3D, but also an accurate representation of their size and distance both from one another and the sun.
Solar system crystal balls come on either brown wooden or transparent crystal stands.