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Near Presque Isle in Aroostook County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Maine Solar System Model

Scale: 1:93,000,000

 
 
Maine Solar System Model image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2007
1. Maine Solar System Model
Inscription. You are part of Northern Maine’s Aroostook County 40-mile long scale model of the Solar System. At this scale, one mile along U.S. Route 1 equals the distance from the Earth to the Sun, known as an “astronomical unit”. The Sun is located at the Northern Maine Museum of Science in Folsom Hall on the campus of the University of Maine at Presque Isle; Pluto can be seen at the Houlton Information Center, just north of the Interstate 95 interchange. The remaining eight planets – Mercury, Venus, the Earth and Moon, Mars, Jupiter with four moons, Saturn with Titan, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – are visible at locations along Route 1. All planets are built as three-dimensional models. This model was developed as a community project in 2000-2003 for all to enjoy and learn about our Solar System. It is presently the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System.
 
Location. 46° 36.216′ N, 67° 58.35′ W. Marker is near Presque Isle, Maine, in Aroostook County. Marker is on U.S. 1 0.4 miles south of Perkins Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Presque Isle ME 04769, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located with the Jupiter, part of a 40-mile long scale
Maine Solar System Model image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2007
2. Maine Solar System Model
Jupiter with Moons: Callisto, Ganymede, Europa and Io
model of the Solar System along US Route 1.
 
Also see . . .
1. Drive through the Solar System (Aroostook County). (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Topsfield, 54 Miles South of Pluto: The Solar System in Maine. (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
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Jupiter & Moons image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2007
3. Jupiter & Moons
Scale model of Jupiter with 4 largest moons: Calliso, Ganymede, Europa and Io
Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Jupiter & Io image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2007
4. Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Jupiter & Io
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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