Stats & Info

  • Location:

    Presque Isle (5.2 miles or 8.4 km from Sun)

  • Diameter:

    61.4 inches (1.52 m)

  • Moon Io Diameter:

    1.6 inches (10.2 cm), 15+ feet (4.6+m) from Jupiter axis

  • Moon Europa Diameter:

    1.3 inches (3.3 cm), 24+ feet (7.32+m) from Jupiter axis

  • Moon Ganymede Diameter:

    2.3 inches (5.8 cm), 38+ feet (11.6+m) from Jupiter axis

  • Moon Callisto Diameter:

    2.1 inches (5.3 cm), 67+ feet (20.4+m) from Jupiter axis

  • Facts:

    Jupiter, the largest planet in the System, has a mostly gaseous composition. The atmosphere shows many storms, the most visible known as the Great Red Spot. There are many moons and a ring, but only four moons are visible at the scale of our Solar System model.

  • Construction:

    Metal structure, fiberglass cover. Constructed by Caribou Tech Center. Painted by Limestone High School. Moons constructed by Central Aroostook High School (Dellas Adams). Base constructed by David Tardie and his students, Loring Job Corps, Cement Mason Program.


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