Scale: 1:93,000,000You are part of Northern Maine's Aroostook County 40-mile long scale model of the Solar System. At this scale, one mile along U.S. Route 1 equals the distance from the Earth to the Sun, known as an "astronomical unit". The Sun is located at the Northern Maine Museum of Science in Folsom Hall on the campus of the University of Maine at Presque Isle; Pluto can be seen at the Houlton Information Center, just north of the Interstate 95 interchange. The remaining eight planets - Mercury, Venus, the Earth and Moon, Mars, Jupiter with four moons, Saturn with Titan, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - are visible at locations along Route 1. All planets are built as three-dimensional models. This model was developed as a community project in 2000-2003 for all to enjoy and learn about our Solar System. It is presently the world's largest scale model of the Solar System.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 578691 N 5161627|
|Decimal Degrees||46.60360000, -67.97250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 36.216', W 67° 58.35'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 36' 12.96" N, 67° 58' 21.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 438-468 Houlton Rd, Presque Isle ME 04769, US|
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