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Witness this amazing 7-mile-wide scale model of our solar system

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Sep 18, 2015

Just in case you find yourself in the middle of a dry lakebed and need something to occupy your time, here's a mind-warping model of our beloved solar system built to scale by a pair of ambitious amateur astronomers. 

Wylie Overstreet, Alex Gorosh and friends created this astonishingly accurate scale model of the sun and its revolving planets using a seven-mile-wide section of the famed Black Rock Desert in Nevada, complete with fully-traced-out orbital paths and correct planetary size representations and distances. 

Have a look at their impressive short film, To Scale: The Solar System, and tell us if this project piques your astonomical interest.

(Via Gizmodo)

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