Wednesday, September 23, 2015

To Scale: The Solar System

"There is literally not an image that adequately shows you what it actually looks like from out there," says Wylie Overstreet, one of the model creators, about our solar system. "The only way to see a scale model of the solar system is to build one." And build one they did. 

He along with a friend, Alex Gorosh built the scale model in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada after driving more than 960 km looking for the biggest space they could find. Using about 11 km of space to map out the orbits of each of the major planets, the pair was then able to film this time-lapse video...

Info source: theweathernetwork

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