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Tour Some of Science History's Most Wonderful Models

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LIFE has put together a delightful gallery of classic scientific models—reminding us of how science used to visualize everything between the human body and outer space before the age of computer imagery.

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Illustration for article titled Tour Some of Science Historys Most Wonderful Models

The gallery is diverse in its nostalgia, highlighting what was then the cutting edge of medicine, aerospace, and the other myriad efforts to grasp our world. Sure beats your high school diorama, doesn't it? [LIFE]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I dunno, this model would be pretty sweet to have, as would the giant perspective skewing novelty drill.

But really, the best science-y thing to have is bismuth, because, well...it's bismuth.