The World's Largest Scale Model of the Solar System? It's In Sweden and it's as Big as the Country Itself

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Fri, Jan 11th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the Amusing Planet website, Sweden has the world's largest model of our planetary system built to a scale of 1:20 million. In other words, it "stretches the entire length of the country."

The Sun is represented by the Globe arena in Stockholm, the largest spherical building in the world. The planets are placed and sized according to scale with the inner planets being in Stockholm and Jupiter at the International airport Arlanda. The outer planets follow in the same direction with Saturn in Uppsala and Pluto in Delsbo, 300 km from the Globe. The model ends at the Termination shock, 950 km from the Sun.

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