To Scale: The Solar System

September 17th, 2015 | Space

To Scale the solar system Nevada

Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh made this impressive scale model of the solar system out in a dry lakebed in Nevada. Trying to make sense of our place in the solar system is extremely difficult. Most of us don’t travel beyond a few miles from our homes with much regularity, so I really appreciate films like this and “Riding Light” (featured here), which give us a much greater appreciation for the staggering immensity of our Universe.

Some people may feel insignificant, but it makes me feel hopeful. There is so much to explore even in our small corner of the galaxy.


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