Scale Model of the Solar System Built in the Desert


Filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh build a scale model of the solar system on a dry lakebed in Nevada. Using a 7-mile stretch of Black Rock Desert the duo lay out the sun, which is a little bit bigger than a pilates ball, Earth is a tiny blue marble, and even Saturn and Jupiter could easily fit in the hand.

It’s really stunning to see the chunk of floating rock our entire lives are contained upon reduced to something like this.

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