Sweden Solar System

The Sweden Solar System is the largest scale model of the Solar System in the world. We can use it to get a better sense of the sizes and distances in the Solar System.

Flat-Earthers like to claim that we never see a scale model of the Solar System, and use it to “prove” the failure of science to explain the world. The Sweden Solar System proves them wrong, and also gives us an idea about the problem of making a scale model of the Solar System.

In the Sweden Solar System, the Sun is depicted by the Globe Arena building (the Globen) in Stockholm, which is sphere-shaped, with a diameter of 71 m. The Earth is depicted by a sphere with a diameter of 65 cm, 7.6 km from the Globen. And the Moon is represented by an 18 m sphere, about 20 m from the Earth.

These are the entire members of the Solar System that are depicted in the Sweden Solar System:

  • Sun: diameter: 71 m
  • Mercury: diameter: 25 cm, distance from the Globen: 2,9 km
  • Venus: diameter: 65 cm, distance: 5,5 km
  • Earth: diameter: 65 cm, distance: 7,6 km
  • Moon: diameter: 18 cm, distance: 20 m from Earth
  • Mars: diameter: 35 cm, distance: 11,6 km
  • Jupiter: diameter: 7,1 m, distance: 40 km
  • Saturn: diameter: 6,1 m, distance: 73 km
  • Uranus: diameter: 2,6 m, distance: 146 km
  • Neptune: diameter: 2,5 m, distance: 229 km
  • Pluto: diameter: 12 cm, distance: 300 km
  • Charon: diameter: 6 cm, di dekat Pluto
  • Eros: diameter: 2 × 0,7 × 0,7 mm, distance: 11 km
  • Saltis: diameter: <1mm, distance: 17 km
  • Vesta: diameter: 3 cm, distance: 17 km
  • 5025 P-L: diameter: 0,2 mm, distance: 60 km
  • Haumea: diameter: 10 × 7,5 x 5 cm, distance: 200 km
  • Quaoar: diameter: 6 cm, distance: 340 km
  • Ixion: diameter: 6,5 cm, distance: 360 km
  • Makemake: diameter: 7 cm, distance: 400 km
  • ‘Oumuamua: diameter: 0,3 mm, distance: 440 km
  • 2007 OR10: diameter: 7,5 cm, distance: 500 km
  • Eris: diameter: 13 cm, distance: 510 km
  • Sedna: diameter: 10 cm, distance: 912 km
  • Halley’s comet: distance: 260 km
  • Swift–Tuttle’s comet: diameter: <1cm, distance: 390 km
  • Termination shock: distance: 950 km

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