Friday, June 8, 2007

Meet Your Neighbors

In honor of the space shuttle Atlantis' liftoff this afternoon, here's a photo from the Irene Pennington Planetarium. One end of the planetarium is known as Planet Tower, a two-story display featuring scale models of our solar system siblings. To give you an idea of the sizes of the models, the rings of Saturn are about 15 feet (4.5 meters) wide, and Earth is the size of a bowling ball. The tower also functions as a stairwell and exit from the planetarium's excellent 60-foot dome theatre.

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