The Solar System, to Scale, in the Nevada Desert

It's huge

#Space

Fri, Feb 5th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

As images of the solar system don't give justice to its true size, Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh made a scaled down version in the Nevada desert. Despite planet Earth being no bigger than a blue marble, the distances are still quite extensive. Behind the scenes video here.

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

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