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Space is big

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.

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This entry was posted on October 4, 2015 by in cool stuff and tagged , , , .
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