West Lafayette, Indiana: VOSS Model: Solar System Spiral

A scale model of the solar system based on a Fibonacci Spiral. For every foot you walk around and around, you travel 5.4 million miles in space.
217 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University campus. On the west side of S. Martin Jischke Drive, between Terry Memorial House (the Purdue University Police Department building) and the Discovery Learning Research Center.
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VOSS Model

This scale model of the solar system was created based on a Fibonacci Spiral. For every foot you travel around the Fibonacci Spiral, you would be traveling approximately 5.4 million miles in space.

[Mindy Mood, 08/04/2019]

A spiral Solar System model reduces its footprint to a manageable space -- but you have to do a lot of round-and-round walking to get from the Sun to the Kuiper Belt. It's named for the late Janet Voss, a Perdue graduate and three-time Space Shuttle astronaut.

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