Created By: Downtown Ithaca Alliance
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are 10 yards (9.1 meters) away from the sun. This keeps the four inner planets within eyesight of the Sun, yet the representations of each planet appear quite small within their glass windows, and can even be somewhat hard to see. The contrast between the size of the sun and the size of the inner planets coupled with the visible distance between them illustrates the vastness and emptiness of space.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Sagan Planet Walk