Proportional Distances of the Solar System measured in Beads
Featured by The Planetary Society, MAKE:, NASA, and NPR's Science Friday!
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A beaded necklace demonstrating the relative distances
between the planet orbits in our Solar System.
Distances between planet orbits are proportionally accurate,
with each tiny black glass bead representing
approximately ~20 million miles / ~32 million kilometers of Space.
A wearable version of an astrometric chart,
with stone, glass, and shell beads representing the sun and planets,
this solar system necklace is a decorative cosmogram,
inspiring thoughts of the vastness of Space.
Planets and sun are enlarged for dramatic emphasis*.
*Not for use in actual Space Navigation
This necklace includes the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth & our Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the popular controversial dwarf planet Pluto, representing the Kuiper belt. Planets with many moons are accented with opalescent glass beads.
Length: 19 inches / 40 centimeters
Decorative Loop-shaped Toggle Clasp
Designer: Laura Cesari for Chain of Being - Spring 2010
Based on a pattern from Nature.
Check out our Astronomy section for the matching MiniVerse Anklet and more!
Read more about the Solar System Necklace Series!
The Planetary Society:
MAKE: magazine - "Best of MAKE: 2010"
NPR's Science Friday:
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