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I was fascinated by the idea of transferring the sparkle of the stars into the paintwork.

Written by David

March 28, 2019

As the name suggests, this is a car that reaches for the stars. The BMW Individual M850i NIGHT SKY was created as a feasibility study by the experts of BMW Individual in a manual process lasting several weeks. They quilted cosmic patterns into the merino leather seats and roof lining, created starry constellations in the central console, and applied a series of mosaics – from the 4.5 billion-year-old material of a genuine meteorite. Follow us, then, as we embark upon a journey through space and time and meet three of the makers of this unique heavenly creation. As an astrophysicist, Dr Thomas Müller has seen many celestial bodies. Even so, the 52-year-old cannot help but enthuse over one meteorite in particular. “The Muonionalusta meteorite is truly something quite special,” says the scientist, based at Munich’s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. “It’s not only the oldest iron meteorite we […]

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