Stats & Info

  • Location:

    “Welcome to Presque Isle” sign (1.4 miles or 2.3 km from Sun)

  • Diameter:

    2.9 inches (7.4 cm)

  • Facts:

    Mars is about half the diameter of Earth but has a more Earthlike atmosphere than any other planet in the System. The atmosphere is fairly thin and includes clouds and the surface may have small amounts of ice and water. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, but they are too small to be readily visible at the scale of our Solar System model.

  • Construction:

    Rubber baseball with fiberglass cover. Constructed by Caribou Tech Center. Painted by Jeanie McGowan. Post constructed by Northern Maine Community College, Sonny Michaud and students. Base constructed by David Tardie and his students, Loring Job Corps, Cement Mason Program.


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