October 10, 2015 Environmental Conservation Written by Greentumble

The scale of the solar system is truly mind blowing.

We’ve all seen pictures of our solar system with the major planets. What most of the people don’t know is that the real scale in nearly all pictures available on the internet is not real. How come?

A project by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh shows the real scale our solar system with its major planets and orbits. The makers for the model went to a dry lakebed in Nevada, mapped out the orbits of each of the major planets circling the sun and then drove around each of the paths at night with a light representing each of the planets.

The result…you should see it yourself!