"Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System" is a hands-on activity in which visitors make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system. They learn that there is a lot of space between planets, and that our solar neighborhood contains many other interesting features and objects. They can even imagine where they might like to send a NASA mission spacecraft in the future!
Our solar system is vast, and there are great distances between the planets.
There’s a lot of empty space in our solar system—distances between planets are vast!
The solar system is made up of eight planets and many other objects orbiting the Sun.
NASA’s science missions are exploring our solar system, and beyond.
This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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