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A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert
Nov 30, 2015
Alex Gorosh, Wylie Overstreet
A group of friends discovered there were no proportional models of the solar system with complete planetary orbits—most portray the planets and moons as too close together. So, they decided to build one. On a dry lakebed in Nevada, the group constructed a model by drawing circles in the desert around a 1.5 meter sun and a marble-sized Earth small enough to get lost in filmmaker Wylie Overstreet's pocket. The result is a stunning work of land art that allows viewers to see the full circle of the Earth with their own eyes.
For more of the filmmakers' work, visit wylieoverstreet.com and alexgorosh.com.
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