Watch People Build A Scale Model Of The Solar System In The Desert

We are very very small

Solar System

Solar System

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Remember attempting to create a scale model of the solar system in school? The frustration and exhilaration that came with realizing exactly how small our planet is in the huge scope of the universe? Now, you can relive it all, thanks to these guys, Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh.

They decided to create a scale model of the entire solar system in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, an area better known for hosting the annual Burning Man festival. And this wasn't your ordinary science-fair scale model.

The entire endeavor took 36 hours and required a flat area seven miles long, access to cars, lights, and cameras, and a lot of patience, but in the end, it was all worth it.

Watch their video of the project here: