Maine's Solar System model

  Jupiter, part of the Maine Solar System Model.

Jupiter, part of the Maine Solar System Model.

One  of New England's more bizarre attractions is the Maine Solar System Model, which extends along 40 miles of Route 1 way up in northern Aroostook County, next to Canada. It's the world's biggest such exhibit.

The center, the Sun, is displayed at the Northern Maine Museum of Science, in Presque Isle. The model is a project of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

The model is at a scale of 1:93,000,000.

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