Planets transit the desert in 7-mile scale model of solar system

By Bill Chapell, for NPR

Sep 18, 2015

"The only way to see a scale model of the solar system," Wylie Overstreet says, "is to build one." So he and a group of friends did just that, tracing out the planets' orbits and then filming a time-lapse video from a nearby mountaintop in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

Read more about Overstreet's model of the solar system.

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