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As Douglas Adams told us, space is big. It’s difficult to contemplate the immense distances of space even within our own solar system, so when someone comes up with a way I tend to pay attention.
There is a cool video doing the rounds of a few guys who set up a scale model of the solar system in a desert in Utah. At the scale they chose, they required kilometres of open desert.
This reminded me of an older project that achieved something similar but using a larger scale. Theirs required almost 65 kilometres! Some googling later and I had re-found the Maine Solar System Model. This one is a little older and includes Pluto and its then only known moon, Charon.
The other key difference apart from size is that the second model is a permanent exhibit and you can visit each planet in turn.