It Took 7 Miles of Nevada Desert to Create This Scale Model of the Solar System September 18, 2015

It Took 7 Miles of Nevada Desert to Create This Scale Model of the Solar System

I think this beats out all those models of the solar system we made out of styrofoam balls and toothpicks:

Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh created the scale model in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

The model began with a marble-sized Earth, which to scale meant the entire model required 7 miles of empty space.

The friends used a time-lapse camera to drive each planet’s orbit with a differently-colored light to clearly show the differences.

Just incredible. You can see the “making of” video right here.

(Image via YouTube. Thanks to Scott for the link)


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