2.15.2010

The Maine Solar System Model

http://www.umpi.maine.edu/info/nmms/solar/
The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Scale 1:93,000,000
At forty miles (64.4 km) from Pluto to Sun,
it's the largest complete three-dimensional scale
model of the Solar System in the World.

· Built by the People of Aroostook County, Maine ·

The Sun, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
The Sun
Diameter: 49´ 6" (15 m)
Location: Northern Maine Museum of Science, University of Maine at Presque Isle

Mercury, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Mercury
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.3 cm)
Location: Burrelle's Garden (0.4 mi. or 0.64 km from Sun)

Venus, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Venus
Diameter: 5.2 inches (13.2 cm)
Location: Budget Traveler Motor Inn (0.7 miles or 1.2 km from Sun)

Earth, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Earth
Diameter: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Location: Percy's Auto Sales (1.0 mile or 1.6 km from Sun)

Mars, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Mars
Diameter: 2.9 inches (7.4 cm)
Location: "Welcome to Presque Isle" sign (1.5 miles or 2.4 km from Sun)

Jupiter, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Jupiter
Diameter: 61.4 inches (1.52 m)
Location: 5.3 miles (8.5 km) from Sun

Saturn, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Saturn
Diameter: 51.9 inches (132 cm)
Location: Westfield (9.7 miles or 15.6 km from Sun)

Uranus, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Uranus
Diameter: 22 inches (56 cm)
Location: Bridgewater Town Hall (19.5 miles or 31.4 km from Sun)

Neptune, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Neptune
Diameter: 21.3 inches (54 cm)
Location: Littleton (30.6 miles or 49.2 km from Sun) on west side of highway

Pluto, The Maine Solar System Model - www.umpi.maine.edu
Pluto
Diameter: 1 inch (2.54 cm)
Moon Charon (0.5 inch or 1.8 cm, 8.5 inches or 21.6 cm from planet axis)
Location: Houlton Information Center (40 miles or 64.4 km from Sun)
[Source: www.umpi.maine.edu]

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