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Filmmakers Create a Seven-Mile-Wide Scale Model of the Solar System With an Earth the Size of a Marble

In “To Scale: The Solar System” filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet spent 36 hours meticulously creating a seven-mile-wide scale model of the Sun and eight planets of the Solar System in the Nevada desert. The model, which Gorosh and Overstreet say is the first of its kind, uses a model of the Earth the size of a marble and correctly scales both the sizes and distances of the planets from the Sun.

Their short documentary about the project also features time-lapse footage of cars with mounted lights driving the scale orbits of the planets.

via Vimeo Staff Picks


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