Solar System Model Built to Scale is Located on a 7-Mile Dry Lakebed In Nevada

By: | September 29th, 2015

Photo by Javier Miranda on Unsplash

To Scale: The Solar System by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh documents building a solar system model to scale, a fascinating and inspiring idea.

Not only is the project neat in itself, where it is taking place is arguably the coolest part.

Where else would you attempt to build a solar system model to scale besides an empty 7-mile stretch on a dry lakebed in Nevada?

Wylie Overstreet writes:

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

Take a tiny part out of your day and do yourself a favor by watching the 7-minute video below:

Marshall Smith

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