Scientific scale model that helps understand (1) the comparable sizes of the Sun, the Earth, and other planets, (2) the comparable distances of planets from the Sun, as well as (3) the inclination of planet orbits.
No. of parts: 1 piece
Dimensions: 232x257x157 mm
Material: White versatile plastic
- Aspect 1 (top-down view) compares planet sizes in 1: 2,000,000,000 scale. Part of the Sun, the Earth, and other planets are displayed side by side. The Moon is put right on the Earth. Also included are the four rings of Saturn (A, B, C, D rings; 27 degrees inclined) — as one unit. Planet names and actual diameter data are engraved together on the panel.
- Aspect 2 (front view) compares planet orbits in 1:80,000,000,000,000 scale. Orbital eccentricity and orbital inclination* are shown on the design. Planet names and actual average distance data from the Sun are engraved together on the panel.
*Orbital inclination data (in degrees): Mercury 7.01, Venus 3.39, Earth 0 (Base), Mars 1.85, Jupiter 1.31, Saturn 2.49, Uranus 1.77, Neptune 1.77
- This model is delivered unpainted.