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18 Mechanical Planetary Models

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Our planet recently made another fantastic journey around the sun. What better way to celebrate than to take a look at the marvelous mechanical contraptions we've created to visualize our solar system's celestial dance.


For some more intergalactic, interplanetary entertainment here on earth, check out these incredible planetarium projectors, planetariums from around the globe, sextants, the world's most wonderful telescopes, or 12 pocket sundials. [Oobject]

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"When single shines the triple sun,

what was sundered and undone

Shall be whole, the two made one,

By Gelfling hand, or else by none."