Pluto has endured plenty of controversies since its discovery in 1930. Once considered the “ninth planet” in our solar system, the distant member was stripped of its title in 2006 and reclassified as a “Dwarf Planet,” owing to the fact that its mass is considerably less than other objects in its orbit.
However, the demotion of Pluto hasn’t altered human interest. In 2015, NASA’s New Horizons flew past Pluto to capture the first high-resolution photos and obtain key insights into the Dwarf Planet. Situated on the Kuiper Belt at the edge of our solar system, approximately 40 times further from the sun than Earth, Pluto is a mystery we are all still waiting to uncover.
AstroReality now makes it easy to learn about Pluto and its major landmarks. Combining advanced Augmented Reality (AR) with an incredible 3D printed model, PLUTO Classic is a unique and exciting way to explore the solar system’s first dwarf planet!
As one of the most realistic models on the market, PLUTO Classic is the perfect learning tool for any classroom, home, or office. Using data recorded from NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft mission, AstroReality has developed a realistic 3D printed model of the dwarf planet from polyurethane (PU) resin.
PLUTO Classic is printed to 0.1mm per pixel and finished by hand using color-matched paint to offer amazing detail and incredible accuracy. At 60mm in diameter, Pluto is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, although large enough to see intricate details of every mountain, ridge, and icy region on the surface. From the mountains of Tenzing Montes which sit 3.2 miles high, to the bright heart-shaped Tombaugh Region, Pluto is an intriguing and unexplored world.
AstroReality has combined AR technology with the PLUTO Classic model to make learning about the solar system more fun and engaging. Did you know that the surface of Pluto is one of the coldest places in the solar system at approximately -375 °Fahrenheit (-225 °Celcius)? Or that Pluto’s distance from the sun varies considerably due to its elliptical orbit? Using the PLUTO Classic model, you can discover many more fascinating facts about Pluto is a way you’ve never experienced before.
After downloading the free AstroReality app, you need to enter your unique QR code, which comes with every model, to activate the AR technology. After connecting, you simply need to point and hold your tablet or smartphone approximately 20cm away from the PLUTO Classic model to activate an extensive range of facts, trivia and built-in knowledge. AstroReality makes learning more engaging, ensuring you can explore Pluto at your own pace.
AstroReality utilizes innovative augmented reality (AR) to aid learning and provide an interactive classroom experience for students of all ages. Augmented reality superimposes computer-generated information (sound, image, and text) onto a real-world environment. Through the use of smartphones and tablets, students can interact with information in a unique and engaging way. For example, AstroReality enables users to rotate, click, and learn useful facts about Pluto through their smartphone or tablet.
Augmented reality can be used to replace outdated textbooks and videos, allowing teachers to deliver unique and personalized experiences for each student. Using one PLUTO Classic model, students can work collaboratively in groups to not only learn about Pluto, but also build an understanding of mathematical concepts like mass, distance, gravity, and inertia, or develop geographical skills like creating a topographical map. The visual and kinesthetic components of PLUTO Classic can also foster deep learning and help students retain information.
In addition to classroom use, PLUTO Classic is the perfect model for any home or office. You can use it as a statement piece or a source fun and entertainment for the whole family.
NASA’s New Horizons Spaceship took nearly 10 years to reach Pluto. Luckily, you don’t have to wait that long! With cutting-edge augmented reality, you have access to the icy world of Pluto at your fingertips.
PLUTO Classic is available for only $69 USD. Every purchase comes with free shipping and 30-day returns. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system, purchase your 3D model today.