National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank

Mercury plaque NRAO Green Bank
Venus plaque NRAO Green Bank
Mars plaque NRAO Green Bank
Earth plaque NRAO Green Bank

The inner four planet plaques on the solar system scale model that starts outside of the Jansky Laboratory. Definitely a bit weather-beaten! They show the size of the planets compared to the Sun. Here they are placed in increasing distance from the Sun if you go clockwise from the upper left: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.

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last updated: September 5, 2011

Author of original content: Nick Strobel