Do you know how big our solar system actually is?
It stretches some 122 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun. That’s 122 times further away than Earth is from the Sun!
To put things into perspective, NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft is expected to reach the Keiper Belt (located on the outer regions of our solar system) in 2019, 13 years after its initial launch. And this would only put the spacecraft 43.4AU from the Sun!
While these distances can be hard to imagine, AstroReality has combined the entire solar system into compact mini globes, making difficult concepts like this easier to learn. Utilizing cutting-edge 3D printing technology and augmented reality (AR), the miniature globes can replace dated textbooks and deliver an entirely new classroom experience. The depths of space are now closer than ever before!
To break it down, the solar system includes all objects that are gravitationally bound by the Sun. The largest objects are the eight planets that we know, (Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.), although there are also smaller objects such as Dwarf Planets and Solar System bodies. Moons and asteroids also orbit the sun indirectly, bound by the orbit of a planet.
AstroReality’s Solar System Mini Set is made up of eight planets, one dwarf planet (Pluto!), and eight moons including:
There’s a lot to uncover in space! Using AstroReality’s Mini Globes (Solar System Mini Set), you can learn all about the planets, and moons that make up our solar system in a fun and interactive environment.
AstroReality takes you on a learning experience like never before. Each miniature globe is only 30mm in diameter, offering a more portable and compact solution than the Solar System Ultimate Set. Models are constructed using advanced 3D printing technology and meticulously printed up to 98+% accuracy. Topographic data has been obtained from NASA and combined with a distressed hand-painted finish to offer amazing detail, allowing you to see every crater, lava flow, and mountain.
Start your space adventure on Io, Jupiter’s main moon and the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Or, explore South Pole Aitken basin, the impact crater located on the far side of the Moon! Each model has a wealth of built-in knowledge just waiting to be explored.
Have you ever wanted to learn about the rings of Saturn? Maybe you’ve thought about planning an expedition to Mars? Using our 3D printed models and new augmented reality (AR) technology, you can start planning now!
Augmented reality (AR) adds layers of digital information on to the real world. Unlike virtual reality, which creates an artificial environment, AR only changes the viewers’ perception through super-imposed graphics and sounds. AR has a huge potential to revolutionize the classroom by keeping students engaged for longer, helping students absorb complex topics, and building a more interactive learning environment.
After purchasing the Solar System Mini Set, you simply need to download the AstroReality app using your smartphone or tablet. Activate the 3D models using your unique QR code, and start exploring!
For the best experience, hold your device approximately 20cm away from the model. You can then walk around and explore the inbuilt knowledge, facts, and trivia. Take the leap into space and dive into the mysteries of our Solar System!
The Solar System Mini Set includes 18 different 3D models of the planets, dwarf planets, and moons that form our solar system. Each model offers stunning detail allowing you to see everything from the rocky craters of our Moon to the imposing mountains of Mars.
At only $179 (USD), and with free worldwide shipping and 30-day returns, there never been a more convenient and compact way to explore the solar system!