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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hello Video Lovers,

Do you think you have a good idea of the scale of our solar system? Let's find out. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball and the Earth the size of a marble, how far apart would they be?

Nearly 600 feet!

And how about Neptune at the edge of the solar system? 3.5 miles.

To really give you visual scale, filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh took their beach ball and marbles and drove out to the desert to create the first real scale model of our solar system. To see it in perspective is daunting. As Wylie put it, "We are on a marble floating in the middle of nothing."

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The Real Scale of our Solar System

On a dry lakebed 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.

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