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published by the Exploratorium
written by Ron Hipschman
Visit this Exploratorium for directions to make a scale model of the Solar System and gain a sense of the relative sizes of the sun and planets.  You choose the diameter of the sun, and the site calculates the diameters of the planets and their distances. Also, you'll find links to many solar-system-related sites.
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1997 Ron Hipschman Exploratorium
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Keywords: model, planet, scale
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Record Updated: Aug 25, 2006 by Elizabeth Bolton
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Hipschman, R. (2006, August 25). Build a Solar System. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from Exploratorium:
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Hipschman, Ron. Build a Solar System. San Francisco: Exploratorium, August 25, 2006. (accessed 24 July 2024).
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Hipschman, Ron. Build a Solar System. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1997. 25 Aug. 2006. 24 July 2024 <>.
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