Say you find yourself at Stockholm's Globe Arena
(the largest hemispherical building in the world) and don't feel like taking in a show. No problem -- just find Götgatan and head north. You'll come to the Stockholm City Museum
. Look for a short pillar with an orb atop it
. That's Mercury. You just walked one twenty-millionth of the distance from the Sun's corona to its first planet, and started your tour of the Sweden Solar System
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"This page shows a scale model of the solar system, shrunken down to the point where the Sun, normally more than eight hundred thousand miles across, is the size you see it here. The planets are shown in corresponding scale.
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At forty miles (64.4 km) from Pluto to Sun, the Maine Solar System Model
is the largest complete three-dimensional scale model of the solar system in the world. What, you didn't know there was more than one
? And yes, Pluto is staying put
From the Sun
. And beyond lurks the Lobster Nebula...
Aroostook County in Northern Maine has created North America's largest scale model of the Solar System
, to be officially unveiled
tomorrow (Saturday - June 14, 2003). The model runs along 40 miles of highway with a scale of 1 mile to 1 AU
. The project took four years to complete and did not have a budget.