The Imaginative Sculpture, much larger than the scale planet, is designed to capture attention from afar, and convey some aspects of the planet Jupiter. It consists of a 54-inch diameter sphere made of integrally colored, uniquely stained and polished concrete. Colors are predominantly rust, cream, and green. The surface texture is based on the planet as currently photographed and mapped.
The Imaginative Sculpture's appearance is intended to be reflective of Jupiter's scale and of its luminous, swirling visible surface. Its base is a concrete footing. Approximate height of the sphere is 54 inches. The huge sphere is directly attached to its footing at the ground.
The Planet Scale Model is part of a unique planet orbital disk depicting the equatorial plane and the scale model planet on the angle of its polar axis. The base supporting the Planet Scale Model is a pre-cast, uniquely finished concrete pedestal, with informational insets and a title plaque in stainless steel, copper or brass, with etched enamel infill.
Both the Planet Scale Model and the Imaginative Sculpture are on concrete footings connected by a concrete arc with brass inset directional arrows and planet name. Ten "Great Question" plaques surround this site, and all the other sites, set at ground level.
The detail at right shows the scale Jupiter planet model on a metal surface angled to represent the planet's equatorial tilt, which for Jupiter is about three degrees. The scale planet is represented by a hemisphere about 3.6 inches in diameter on the metal plate. This rests atop a concrete pedestal with information and name plaques. Also present on the pedestal is a unique souvenir rub-transfer icon which may be used in school projects and promotional activities to provide evidence of visit. The six-inch diameter Jupiter is the correct scale size compared to the three-foot diameter Sun model, which is 1,677 feet away.
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