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WATCH: The First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale

Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet decided to build a scale model of the solar system on Earth and film a timelapse of the travels in a new short film –  To Scale.



Starting with the Earth as the size of a marble, it turns out you need an area about 7 miles (11.2km) to squeeze in the orbit of the outermost planet, Neptune. The team used glass spheres lit by LEDs and some GPS calculations to map out the solar system on the dry bed of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Once nighttime arrived they shot a timelapse from a nearby mountain that accurately reflects the distance of each orbital path at a scale of roughly 1:847,638,000.


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Credit: thisiscolossal.com

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