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Unformatted text preview: ion tiny souls strong. It is a story that ignites wonder about the universe, and a sense of pride in our ability to reveal its nature through both human imagination and ingenuity. It is a story that humbles us, and brings a sense of humility to our lives. their Earthly experiences into those re ective of other worlds. The Voyage Model Solar System: A 1-to-10 billion scale model on the National Mall If you could continue your walk westward you wouldn’t nd the nearest star to our Sun—Proxima Centauri—until Development and installation of the exhibition in Washington, DC, was a joint project of Challenger Center for Space Science Education, the Smithsonian Institution, and NASA. Replication and installation of the Voyage exhibition at sites nationally and internationally is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE; www.ncesse.usra.edu), Universities Space Research Association. Voyage was designed by Vincent Ciulla Design (www.ciulladesign.com). Object Real Diameter Real Distance from Sun Model Diameter Model Distance from Sun 1.3 million km -- 139 mm -- Mercury 4,880 km 58 million km 0.5 mm 6m Venus 12,104 km 108 million km 1.2 mm 11 m Earth 12,742 km 150 million km 1.3 mm 15 m Mars 6,779 km 228 million km 0.7 mm 23 m Jupiter 139,822 km 778 million km 14.3 mm 78 m Saturn 116,464 km 1.4 billion km 12.0 mm 143 m Uranus 50,724 km 2.9 billion km 5.2 mm 287 m Neptune 49,244 km 4.5 billion km 4.8 mm 450 m Pluto 2,302 km 5.9 billion km 0.2 mm 590 m Sun National Center for Earth and Space Science Education 9 Such a 1 to 10 billion scale model of the solar system has been installed on the National Mall in Washington D.C.. The Voyage Scale Model stretches nearly half of a mile from the National Air and Space Museum (where the Sun is located) to the Smithsonian Castle (Pluto’s location). Unscaled: •Sun → 1.4 million km across...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2013 for the course ASTR 100 taught by Professor Dunne during the Fall '12 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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