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Presque Isle, Maine: Solar System Model: Mercury

Scale model of the planet Mercury is part of a Solar System model that starts with the Sun at the University of Maine.

US Hwy 1, Presque Isle, ME
0.4 miles south of the UMPI campus. Just north of Green Hill Rd on east side of US Hwy 1.
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Scale model of the planet Mercury.

Solar System Model: Mercury

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 on Route 1 along the way. Only .4 mile from the sun is Mercury, located at Burrell's Garden!

[Aaron Tomlinson, 07/27/2009]

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