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.
Address:
217 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN
Directions:
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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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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