SOLAR SYSTEM SURVEY
Welcome to our galactic neighborhood. We might not be the biggest kid on the block, but we’re definitely the most interesting. Step inside to discover how Earth compares to our planetary neighbors and how the forces of light and gravity shape the universe that we see.
Whoa, that Planet is BIG
Check out our breathtaking scale models of the planets to discover how shockingly big Jupiter is compared to our own Earth. And just wait until you see how Jupiter compares to the Sun.
Then, step onto our solar system scale to see how much you’d weigh on another world—the results might surprise you!
The Solar System in 4K
NASA spacecraft have mapped the worlds in our solar system in incredible detail. Now, you can see all that detail for yourself with our state-of-the-art digital planet. As you look at each world, helpful screens point out some of the most interesting places you can spot.
Oh, That’s How That Works!
Ever wondered how the motion of the solar system causes us to experience the seasons? Or how you can predict the phases of the Moon? Find the answers for yourself by exploring our mechanical models of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.