Solar system scale model project

Solar system scale model project
Solar system scale model project Planetary Society member David Haynes, of Canberra, Australia, sent us this suggestion for a fun and educational space activity for kids. David created scale models of the planets in our solar system, at a scale of 1 cm to 100,000 km. You can add to this activity if you’re able to find a wide-open space like a country road, where you can lay the planets out at their relative distances from the Sun. At this scale, Neptune is 450 m from the Sun. David says: “Experiencing Earth in this context (not to mention the other star systems and galaxies) helps give a cosmic perspective to drive home how special our home world is—harbouring life in the immense void.”

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