Stats & Info

  • Location:

    Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce (0.6 miles or 1.0 km from Sun) 

  • Diameter:

    5.2 inches (13.2 cm)

  • Facts:

    Venus, the planet closest to us, is similar in size to Earth. Its surface, shown in our model, is not visible by telescopes because of the planet’s thick cloud cover. The atmospheric conditions make it inhospitable to humans.

  • Construction:

    Styrofoam ball 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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