World’s first 7-mile scale model of Solar System

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Nevada: LA filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh have created the world’s first 7-mile-wide scale model of the solar system in the Black Rock desert. .

Over the course of 36 hours, Overstreet, Gorosh and a couple of friends created the solar system using a conversion of 1 AU (astronomical unit) to 579 feet (or 176 meters).

From there, the team placed the planets at their relative distance from the sun, and traced each planet’s orbit around the sun in a dry lakebed using their cars. They hooked the planets up to lights, and at night they went to the top of a nearby mountain to capture video of the lit planets as they completed their orbits.

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The film makers claimed that this is the first time in the world.