Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale

I am not an astrophysicist, in fact, maths and physics are all chinese to me, but I was always fascinated by space, planets and our magic universe. So, when I came across this amazing video, I was thrilled. Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet developed an ambitious project of the first timelapse of our solar system to scale and the result of it is this fascinating short film called, To Scale.

They started with the Earth as the size of a marble and it needed an area about 7 miles (11.2km) to squeeze in the orbit of the outermost planet, Neptune. The team used glass spheres light by LEDs and some GPS calculations to map out the solar system at the area of the Black Rock Desert, in Nevada. When the night fell, 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. Well done guys! This is stunning!

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