It Takes 7 Miles of Desert to Build a Model of the Solar System To Scale

September 18, 2015 | Gillian Burrell

Photo credit: Youtube/To Scale: The Solar System

A group of friends built a to scale model of the solar system in a 7-mile stretch of Nevada desert.

Every image of the solar system you've ever seen has been false. If you were to draw the entire solar system on a single piece of paper, the planets would be microscopic. Invisible.

In order to create a model of the solar system, true to scale, a group of friends headed out to a dried up lake bed. Check out the video to see their incredible project.


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