The solar system built to scale on a dry lakebed in Nevada

A group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits on a dry lakebed in Nevada.

Film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh.

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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