When it comes to our own neighborhood in the universe, it’s really a pretty small place. Even though on a galactic scale it’s small, there’s a lot that we don’t yet know about. But the things that we do know are simply amazing. So to celebrate the wonders of the universe in which we live in, we are presenting you with our amazing list of solar system facts.
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1 World’s Largest Scale Model Solar System
The solar system we live in is a pretty big thing, so making a model to scale would be pretty difficult. There are many models that can be purchased from model or toy stores, but often the scale isn’t correct, although it is close enough for most applications. These models are usually small enough to fit inside a persons room without to much difficulty, and sometimes can be hung from the ceiling. Sweden however, took model making to the next level.
The Swedes have built the worlds biggest scale model of the solar system. It is in the scale of 1:20 million and stretches 950 kilometres along the Baltic Sea. At the furthest point south, in Stockholm, is the Sun. It is represented by the Ericsson Globe, which is the worlds largest hemispherical building. The model includes all of the planets along with other smaller bodies such as dwarf planets, Halley’s Comet and even the Moon.