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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lansing's Planet Walk

Lansing has a very cool Planet Walk that follows the Grand River and the Red Cedar.  It's about a 2 mile hike out and back, but spatially, it gives you a awesome idea of just how far apart our earthly planets are and how big they are.  They start with the sun at the Impression 5 Museum and you learn a ton of interesting facts at each planet.  If our Earth is 93 million miles from the sun, do you know how many miles away Pluto is?  Basically, this river trail's scale represents one step is a million miles. Pluto is 3.7 billion miles from the sun.

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