This is the amazing scale model of the solar system which has been created in nevada desert .
It can be hard to imagine the size of the solar system and how the Earth fits into it. It’s pretty big after all.
However a group of friends have tried to make it a bit easier by building the first scale model in the Nevada desert – planetary orbits and all.
And it’s absolutely beautiful.
Film makers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet are calling it a ‘true illustration of our place in the universe’.
They explain in the video that every picture we have seen of the solar system is not to scale.
It turns out if the planets featured on most drawings were done correctly, they would be practically invisible.
So the group of friends decided that the only way to show the solar system accurately to scale was to build it.
Starting with a marble to represent Earth, they used an area of seven miles to fit in all eight plants
The team then used glass spheres lit by LED lights and GPS calculations to map out the solar system, before filming a timelapse at night from a nearby mountain of each sphere’s orbit.
You can also learn some pretty nifty space facts too, such as just how far the Earth and Moon are really apart. It’s more than you think.