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Sagan Planet Walk, Now The World’s Largest Exhibition, Extends To Hawaii


The three-quarter-mile model of the solar system, with tiny spheres scattered across Ithaca representing the planets, will soon be the world’s largest exhibition, as it extends to Hawaii with a station depicting the star nearest the sun.

In keeping with the exhibition’s 1-to-5-billion scale, this new station representing Alpha Centauri will be located at the ‛Imiloa Astronomy Center on the University of Hawaii’s Hilo campus. The expanded walk will measure 5,000 miles from end to end, handily eclipsing the previous record of 66 miles held by artwork in the subway tunnels of Stockholm, Sweden.

Full Story: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Sept12/PlanetWalk.html

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