We ordered this product directly from the discovery channel store. The description on the website stated, "The Discovery 3D Hanging Planets and Stars is a full color, glow in the dark spectacular display. Any light will charge Discovery 3D Hanging Planets and Stars up for later, when the lights go out." From that, and from the photo on the box, it sounded like the planets would glow visibly in color, and there was a positive review on their website. We got the set and assembled the planets and hooks -- small metal hooks screw into the tops of the plastic planets, everything is sturdy with bright colored paint, looked fabulous by daylight, the kids were thrilled -- we hung the first 3 planets on my son's ceiling, and we turned out the lights for the first time. At first, we thought there was no glow at all (this is an edited review), then we realized that they do glow, but not nearly as bright as we had expected. There are some stars and small flat-backed planets that come with the set, and they glow a bit more, but still not as well as other stars we purchased from a different seller/maker on Amazon, and the planets' glow looks faint (to us) next to the other brand of stars. So, we are disappointed. If you want some cute and sturdy brightly colored planets and don't care if they glow much, these are great. They range from the size of a small marble to the size of a small orange (Jupiter), and the sun is the size of maybe a large grapefruit (or mini watermelon) -- that's a guess. If you want glowing planets, might want to contact the store before purchase, in case we just got a defective set. We are now looking for glow paints because the kids were so excited about the planets & don't want to return them.
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