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- With the 3D Solar System from Great Explorations, you can stargaze at the magnificent celestial sky in your own room!
- This beautiful set comes with a host of fascinating planetary facts
- Includes over 200 glow-in-the-dark planets and stars to hang from your ceiling, all with our Lifetime Glow Guarantee
- The glow-in-the-dark stars are the brightest and best on the market with proprietary Glominite formula
- Great Explorations products encourage kids to imagine and create as they explore the world around them
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|Item Dimensions||9.63 x 3 x 12.25 in||4 x 8 x 5 in||11.75 x 11.75 x 3.5 in||12.5 x 12.5 x 11 in||11.42 x 14.09 x 3.43 in||6.1 x 9.69 x 4.61 in|
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For thousands of years, people have been gazing at the night sky, watching and learning about place in the universe. Now you can bring the wonder and magic of the cosmic ocean into your own room with this glowing 3-D Solar System. Simply hang the glowing planets from your ceiling and attach the glowing adhesive stars, comets, and asteroids on your walls. Then turn out the lights and marvel at the celestial sky that you’ve created! Learn about our amazing solar system with the comprehensive Planetary Guide. Explore concepts like relative size of the planets, their distances to the sun, and what it would be like to visit each planet. Great Explorations products encourage kids to imagine and create as they explore the world around them. Great Explorations has been the glow-in-the-dark leader for over twenty years, helping children discover the wonders of planets, stars, and outer space. Our products are the highest quality, so we offer a Lifetime Glow Guarantee that ensures they will continue to glow and glow. Great Explorations is all about fun and the joy of learning.
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Experience the wonders of the universe in your own room, with the 3-D Solar System from Great Explorations. Nine colorful glow-in-the-dark planets, over 200 adhesive stars and a Solar System Guide are included to help you recreate the solar system. Simply hang the glowing 3-D Solar System from the ceiling, turn out the lights and watch the universe come alive. This beautiful set comes with fascinating facts to teach kids about the solar system. Includes over 200 glow-in-the-dark planets and stars, all with our Lifetime Glow Guarantee. Great Explorations products encourage kids to imagine and create as they explore the world around them. Great Explorations has been the glow-in-the-dark leader for over a decade, helping children discover the wonders of planets, stars and outer space. Our products are the highest quality, so we offer a Lifetime Glow Guarantee that ensures they will continue to glow and glow. Great Explorations is all about fun and the joy of learning.
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Sun to Mercury: 2 cm
Sun to Venus: 3.925 cm
Sun to Earth: 5.45 cm
Sun to Mars: 15.65 cm
Sun to Jupiter: 27.5 cm
Sun to Saturn: 52.5 cm
Sun to Uranus: 105 cm
Sun to Neptune: 165 cm
I took this from a science classroom lesson plan. It did not include Pluto. But with these numbers, Pluto did not fit in the room anyway. I hung it up in a random spot in the next room over. I thought that was funny.
The item itself works, especially for the price. The artwork on the planets isn't great, but for the price, I feel like I got what I paid for.
Took about 45 minutes of actual hanging time to do four planets, if I tried harder could have shaved some time. I can't imagine the hanging system being much better with customizable heights.
And the claim that the planet color schemes are not identified in the instructions is completely false. It is on the very first page, under the pictures of all the planets. It even says "The colors indicated below will help you find the corresponding glow in the dark planet". But really, even if the color schemes weren't listed, it takes about 30 seconds to figure out which is which with a little deductive reasoning, no "research" required. Earth is green and blue, Saturn has rings, Jupiter is the biggest without rings, Mars is the red one, Pluto is the smallest, Mercury the second smallest, Venus is the smallest of planets left, Uranus is solid color without variation, and Neptune is last. What's hard about that? Ugh.
And all the fuss about the sun seems ridiculous. Why would the sun be in a glow in the dark set? Do you see the sun at night? Where is the moon? Where are all of the moons? Using the ceiling light as the sun makes sense, for those of whom it makes any difference to.
Now, if you want a durable toy, which this should not be considered, or a strong educational tool, then this set might not be for you. But if you want an awesome room accessory and a happy kid, this will work.
Overall I would definitely recommend this set. It isn't top of the line but definitely worth the price. I was a bit disappointed that a sun wasn't included but we're just making it a craft project. We'll be making our own this weekend.
It's been up a couple of months now and nothing has fallen down and look like they did the day we put them up. Would definitely recommend.