Presque Isle, Maine: Solar System Model: Earth
The world's largest Solar System Model features an Earth replica at a local auto dealership.
Percy’s Auto Sales
- 40 Houlton Rd, Presque Isle, ME
- One mile south of the Sun on the UMPI campus. On the east side of US Hwy 1/Houlton Rd, at the south end of Percy’s Auto Sales.
Solar System Model: Earth
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The Maine Solar System Model is a scale model (1 mile = 1 A.U., appx. 1:93000000) of the Solar System, beginning at the campus of University of Maine at Presque Isle is the 50-foot diameter Sun and ending at the visitor information center (I-95 at US-1) with a one-inch diameter Pluto.
There are additional dwarf planets being added along Route 1 along the way. Only 1 mile from the Sun, the Earth is located at a local automobile dealership.
[Aaron Tomlinson, 07/10/2009]
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