Sometimes it takes my breath away what some people can do with a little imagination, careful planning and some hard work.

In this short film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, they recreate the actual scale of our solar system, taken from the perspective of the Earth being the size of a marble.

The sun and all the other planets are created to the same correct scale in the Nevada desert. But then something beautiful happens.

But then something beautiful happens.

I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it begins to happen at around 1:20 minutes into the video.

It’s one of the most perfect examples of fusing science education and art that I have seen recently.

Doesn’t our planet seem so small in comparison?

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