Video: Building a Model of the Solar System to Scale

Want to get a sense of our place in the Universe? Than check out this video, which features a group of friends who traveled into the desert in Nevada to build a model of the solar system to scale. To accomplish this task, the project needed a lot of space. In fact, it needed 7 miles (11.3 km) to create this model. As you’ll see in this clip, it truly gives a sense of scale for our solar system alone, and just how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker