If you loved turning the pages of your science book to the astronomy section in school, you probably remember the scale models of planets that hung around your classroom. Although those globes may have given you some sense of the greater universe, they didn’t allow for much detail, and it was hard to imagine what the planets looked like in space. The Solar System Mini Set features precision-made models and an augmented reality app to take you on an intergalactic adventure right in your home.
Every planet (including controversial Pluto) is included in this beautiful set of three-centimeter 3D-printed models. Once you calibrate each planet through the included AR app, you can view its atmosphere, moons, and rings in striking detail. The visualizations are created using real-time calculations of planetary orbits, and you can interact with them to see their size, distance from the sun, and length of days and years with just a few taps. Since you’re seeing everything in real time, you can view which side of the planet is experiencing daylight, and you can see planetary fascinations like Jupiter’s Great Red Spot during different times of the day.
Normally this journey around the solar system costs $179, but right now it’s 27% off for a sale price of $129.