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The scale of the solar system is truly mind boggling

Earth alone is more than 92 million miles from the sun, but even on a smaller scale, the moon is about 240,000 miles from the planet

Those distances are overwhelming, but a few friends on a mission have created a new video showing how they built a scale model of the solar system designed to help make the scale of the major planets in the solar system and their orbits a little more understandable.

“The only way to see a scale model of the solar system is to build one,” Wylie Overstreet, one of the creators of the model said in the video. Read more…

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The scale of the solar system comes down to Earth in this video